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?
Do you have a plug for a stove and or dryer in your apt? That should have enough voltage so there wouldn't be a need for electrical work but you may need an adapter from that plug to the type B you have for your a/c
On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:14:09 PM UTC-5, Jake wrote:
If you have a basement with limited access so that a new oil tank and oil
boiler can't be brought in, I understand that. The rest of the stuff, ie
CO, explosions regarding direct vent is just FUD. There are tens of millions
operating and I haven't heard of any more incidents of these events than
occur with chimney vented. In fact, I haven't heard of a CO death from
a direct vent so far, but I have heard of plenty of them with old direct
vent furnaces that they replaced. I have a direct vent nat gas furnace,
it's cut my heating bills by more than half and no explosions or CO here.
On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:41:56 AM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
Another real intelligent reply. First, it's a ten year old post, the AC
was likely returned or if used, it's kaput by now. Second, who puts
there AC where the stove or dryer is located? Third, stoves and dryers
are typically 240V, the poster specifically said it's a 120V AC. Fourth,
the poster asked about an adapter, yet your answer is to tell them that
they need an adapter. The better question is how did a major appliance
store ship some intl AC to what is apparently a US customer.
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