I've just received an air conditioner (http://www.ajmadison.com/cgi -
bin/ajmadison/AJCQ12DCC.html), which was listed as having a B-type, 15
amp plug. I looked online and it matched up with my outlet, which is
three prong, two running vertically.
The AC arrived, and the plug has three prongs, two running
Is there an adapter I could use? I don't know much about this stuff.
You have a 220V A/C. Your plug is 110V. You have 2 choices
1) return the A/C
2) Convert the plug to 220V. If it is a dedicated outlet, it is fairly
easy to do. if you have not worked with electric before, it might not
be. But basically you replace the single breaker with a double pole
breaker ( 15 or 20 A depending what size wire you have), put one hot
leg on one pole of the breaker, then remove the circuits neutral leg
and put it on the other pole of the breaker.( There is no neutral in
220V, just 2 hots) change the plug, and your good to go.
Of course you would have to see if you have room in your panel for a
double pole breaker.
Thanks all for the information. I'm going to process it. I live in a
largeish apt building, so doing electrical work would be more involved
than the actual labor....
Question: was I incorrect to think that a B-type, 15 amp plug would
have vertical prongs?
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