220 Volt Plugs

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Hi again many of you made comment about rating and protection safety factors
so on and so on. Main reason for circuit breaker or fuses in Electrical panel is to protect
property installation, it is not for you product or your device that you are plug-in',
that is miss conception. Your devices that you are plug-in in supposedly have his on protection
but yes lot of them don't come with its own protection so the circuit breaker or fuse is doing
two jobs protecting installation property and your device what ever that maybe.
Biggest problems with plug-in that usually something comes loose from ware out or simple
it was not made right, when wires become loose in or on plug ins it will generate heat
even so it may work okay until start to burn, if person grab for the plug and it is warm there
is problem, which by most people ignored "big mistake"? If plug is warm in some cases
hot it is either overloaded or something is loose that should be taking care of.
Doing my life time in field service on many times I was force to demand from
Costumer to act and take action either have me make fix it or get there own electricians
to do it. One should also take in consideration the length of wire/cable is going to use
example if you have 15amp. Circuit and you add 100 feet of cable that is also rated for 15 amps.
that line will start to warm up and you will have voltage drop on the line.
If you running some type of motor depend on motor LRA it may not even start up,
you may need larger rating of cable/cord perhaps 20amp rating.
The rules applyies to all application regardless what voltage are you using.
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Tony944 wrote:

My favourite is Hubbel. Heavy stuff....
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I'm still waiting for the day when they can make an outlet with only ONE blade! Three seems excessive on any outlet, regardless if it's 120, 220, 480, or any other voltage. The ground is worthless and there should be a way to eliminate the neutral. Just supply the hot wire and eliminate the rest. Lets simplify America and stop using all that excess wire.
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On 11/2/2013 6:38 AM, snipped-for-privacy@alt.home.repair.com wrote:

I'll remain neutral on this idea.
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On 11/02/2013 05:38 AM, snipped-for-privacy@alt.home.repair.com wrote:

Reguire an 8-foot ground rod for each appliance (even a clock or nightlight), and use that for neutral. Then you can have one-blade outlets.
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On 10/31/2013 10:36 AM, Pavel314 wrote: ...

Yes. There's the 20A/15A rating differences as well as to prevent inadvertent use in wrong voltage circuit plus ensuring polarity for the cases where it matters, the twist-lock types are for applications like overhead outlet where there needs to be a mechanical connection to keep in socket, etc., etc., etc., ...
While there are some duplications/redundancies, much of that is for historical reasons as later standardization became more rigorous.
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