Questions tagged [cord-and-plug]

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Connecting 6.5kw sauna heater to 20 amp plug

I have a sauna in a trailer and I want to buy 6.5kw 220V single phase heater and connect it to electricity in the house I rent(US). I have access to 6-20R outlet and I understand that it supposed to ...
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Wiring question regarding replacing hardwired fluorescent shop lights with LED plug-in lights

Our kitchen has a pair of fluorescent light fixtures (2 lights each / 4 foot long) in a ceiling mounted wooden box. They are hard wired to a switch. I purchased a pair of plug-in LED shop lights. I've ...
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How can I clean cooking oil out of plug sockets? [closed]

I spilled a lot of uncooked oil onto the 4 power sockets plugged into my extension lead. the oil also got on the extension lead-should i unplug the sockets and stop using them. I’m really anxious it ...
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How to remove an electrical cord strain relief bushing / collar?

How does one remove an electrical cord strain relief bushing/collar like this one: Source: https://www.centurytool.net/100385_Robinair_Power_Cord_Strain_Relief_p/ro100385.htm This is the spec sheet ...
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Rewiring a 4-Wire Generator Wire To 3-Prong Generator Plug

We have installed a generator fallback, so that we can switch between using city power and generator power. The cord socket that I we have to connect the generator to the house power-grid is 4-prong ...
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Can turning power on/off at a mains switch damage LED lights?

Would it damage LED lights does anyone know? So for example I have 4 sets of LED light bars plugged into a 4-way extender. Each light set has its own switch. But there is also a switch at the mains ...
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Install a 240 volt mini-split condenser with a plug?

Is it possible to have a 240 volt mini-split condenser installed with an appropriate plug instead of a dedicated electrical line? Given that the circuit(s) used will be properly allotted for the unit. ...
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Filing a polizarized plug

Is it safe to use a metal file on a polarized plug to make the bigger prong (neutral) a little smaller? But not as small as the hot wire so that I can still tell the difference between the 2. Reason ...
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Changing end of charger

I have s 42v charger and I need to change the end. I cut the wires only to find 5 inside the plug and the end I need only has 2, Which do I attach my 2 wires to. And what do I do with the other wires. ...
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How to fix 2 wires into this plug?

I purchased an axial fan for a refrigerator but it just has 2 wires sticking out. It came with a wall socket plug and cable but on the end of that cable is just 2 small holes. How do I fix the wires ...
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What is the correct cord and plug for my forklift charger?

I am installing a forklift charger in my shop. I have what appears to be a NEMA L16-20 receptacle wired to a 480v 20amp 3 phase breaker. I had expected the charger to ship with an appropriate cord and ...
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Old 3 prong oven plug has 2 hot and 1 stripped aluminum wire. How do I convert this to a 4 pronged oven plug?

The original 3-prong oven plug has the normal 2-hot wires. However, I don’t know if it was a neutral or ground wire that was the third wire, as it’s aluminum and completely stripped. I’ve looked up ...
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Only one side of 220V Outlet has power. Dryer shuts off after 5 minutes

Two weeks ago I fried the dryer outlet and plug and replaced both. I made a short 90 second video explaining the problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55AfK_y1RGo Here's the background: We ...
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How to use the ground wire in 2 prong plugs

I bought a new monitor and it comes with a thick power plug but I noticed there's a ground wire dangling but sheathed with hard clear plastic but basically it looks like the image below: What is the ...
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What does 13A on my computer monitor power plug means?

I have a BENQ GW2470HL computer monitor. The monitor power plug says 13A. What does that mean exactly? The monitor specs say it needs 30W. In my country(India), the voltage is 230 V. If I divide 30w/...
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Why would a polarized plug not fit into a polarized extension cord?

I purchased a somewhat expensive name brand Beautyrest air mattress. Its electronic pump is at the foot of the bed, and its electrical cord is shorter than the length of the bed, making an extension ...
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Safe to plug a travel adapter into a power strip?

I've got a dual voltage (110/220V) lamp that has a European plug and want to plug it into a North American outlet that has a power strip plugged into it. So I will have to use a plug adapter (not ...
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Can I still use a burnt plug?

My washing machine plug is burnt due to overheat socket. The plastic shield has melted and I am wondering whether this plug can still be used (on a different socket).
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What type of plug is this, and can I replace it?

Can someone identify this plug? It came on an older radial-arm saw. Can I replace the plug with a NEMA equivalent that will fit in a regular socket? Not sure where it'll go, but all the locations I'm ...
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How do I connect a 4 prong cord on my GE dryer which is currently connected with a 3 prong cord?

On my GE dryer, a 3 prong cord is hooked up as shown on the picture. I want to replace it with a 4 prong cord I got with the standard green/red/black/white terminals. I am a bit unsure of what goes ...
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Should I bother with this 10-20 plug or replace it?

I have a water pump, it works fine. Motor is rated for 115/230 and draws 9.6 or 4.8 full-load amps depending on voltage. Its cord has a plug that appears to be vintage NEMA 10-20, but I'm not certain ...
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Wiring a plug onto a hardwired oven

I have bought a Hisense BI5228PBUK electric integrated oven. It’s 3.3kw, has a 16amp fuse and requires a 13amp power supply. Under the worktop, behind the oven, there is a 3 pin plug socket specially ...
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Adapter to convert a 45-degree angle wall electrical plug into a straight plug [closed]

This is a recurring problem I have: Instead of a traditional, straight plug, I have devices with a three-prong plug that lays flush against a wall and angled at 45 degrees. I find these types of plugs ...
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Can i use Straight blade connector for garbage disposal under sink

The current garbage disposal is hardwired , I am replacing it with new one which comes with cord . can u use cord connector (Straight blade connector) is it ok to use this setup ans be under building ...
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Outside outlet not working [duplicate]

Yesterday I was outside to do lawn weed eater to cut the grasses around the garden. So I had to plug it into the outlet at the top and bottom. It doesn't work at all. So, this morning I tried on one ...
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Is this cord bend ok on electric range?

Will this be okay for a 40 amp range? The box was set a little too low. I wasn't sure if they bend what cause any issues.
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Is it possible to fix a "knob twist" bath plug without spares?

A little while ago the knob fell off my bath plug assembly. It's one of those where there's no chain - the knob sits in front of the overflow and you twist it to pop the plug up. I couldn't find the ...
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Is it safe to replace Type A plug with Type C?

I'm really sorry if I'm asking a silly question or the Home Improvement is a wrong place for that but it's better safe than sorry. I'm going to buy a couple of electronic devices from Amazon, which ...
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Electrical outlet arcs only for non polarized grounded plug

Let me start by saying I have ceased the use of this outlet, and will be contacting maintenance for a replacement. I have a grounded outlet in my apartment that has had a power strip plugged into it ...
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Dehumidifier with power socket to hang on the wall [closed]

Goodmorning everyone! I am looking for a dehumidifier to put in the garage that has the following features: the plug to be inserted into the socket (unusual as a thing because usually dehumidifiers ...
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Can I safely plug a two prong plug into an extension cord with a ground socket?

I have a plug for a wireless router that ends in two prongs (no ground). Is it safe for me to plug this into an extension cord that has the ground prong, which would be left empty? I believe it is but ...
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Can a cooking oil spill-over cause a burnt-out outlet?

A cooking stove with electricity and natural gas has been in place for 20 years. Last month I did deep frying, some of the oil went overboard, touched the electric plate, and some of it instantly ...
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How to wire a switch to a plug in

I am currently planning out a lighted fountain to give as a gift later this year. It will be a flat back wall with water trickling down the face, side lit with LED strips behind frosted plexiglass. ...
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Name of this two pronged female DC power supply plug (looks like a pair of rectangular glasses)

Here's a YouTube video showing the plug. I'm referring to the plug that goes into the device, of course. Not the normal AC plug on the power supply unit itself. I'm considering buying a device that ...
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Repair frayed electrical wire with strain-relief stopper

I am shocked at the condition of this wire on a Crane humidifier. Would like to repair the wire to return the device to being 100% safe. With there being plenty of "spare" wire in the 6ft length, I ...
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Can a standard NEMA 5-15 outlet be installed in a round ceiling box?

In my garage, I installed a series of 4" round ceiling boxes and put plastic (later ceramic) lamp bases on them for some basic lighting. This is the type of box I'm referring to: Image courteously ...
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matching max electrical load of count down timer to heated towel bar

I am in Seattle and I have a count down timer I want to hook up to my heated towel bar so the towel bar will go off after an hour or so. the timer says max load is 15A/1875W resistive, 8A/1000W ...
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Cutting strands of wire to fit plug

I am a hvac tech, but my question is I have 2awg stranded and my plug is 6awg, will it matter much if I cut some strands to fit my plug? the plug is 60amp 250vac for a piece of kitchen equipment if ...
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Can I convert a fused dryer outlet to two 20 amp circuits?

We have a dryer plug we no longer use. We would like to make it a quad outlet box instead. The outlet is wired to a fuse panel with 2 30 amp cartridge fuses. Is it within code to switch those 2 fuses ...
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NEMA 6-15 to NEMA 6-20 A/C unit

My energy provider sent me a WiFi A/C system to hook up to my window unit, however, I cannot plug it into my wall because I appear to have a NEMA 6-15 outlet that matches the plug on my A/C unit and ...
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Oven has 2-prong plug plus earth wire. Socket is modern 3-prong. How to connect?

My 110V toaster oven has a 2-prong cable. Also, the oven's chassis has a screw with a connected green/yellow earth wire, which I want to ground. My wall socket is a modern 3-prong with earth and all. ...
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Can I change normal plug to a 15amp round pin plug?

I've got some festoons for a theatre show but the theatre is quite old and I was told they need to have 15amp round pin plugs. Can I just get some ordinary festoons and swap the plug into a 15amp ...
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Why are corded Drills so different from cordless drills?

Typically the difference between the wired and wireless tool should be the wire or lack there off. However the the corded and cordless drills are both quite different from each other in typical design ...
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Protect plug from damages

The plug from my pressure washer was damaged while moving it, because at some point it was not tied correctly to the body of the washer, and I believe it was caught between the wheels and the washer ...
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Replacing a 120 Volt Air Conditioner plug

I need to replace this plug on my 120v AC unit. (Cord is in good condition) Lowe's has a similar plug but with only three wire connections ( I would like to use this stock plug as an OEM replacement ...
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Wiring ethernet cable from AT&T fiber Modem to a specific room

I currently have internet service with At&t and interested in wiring an Ethernet connection into one of the rooms in the house (I will call this room1). I called At&t to ask how much it would ...
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Why are these receptacles so difficult to plug into?

I just moved into a new apartment with these weird receptacles that make it very difficult to plug anything in. Is there a trick to these? Or is it normal for it to be extremely difficult to plug into ...
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Recommendation for power cord replacement plugs [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good quality brand of replacement plugs for power cords? I've used them for... power tools equipment (120 and 240) extension cords (up to 50 amp) etc. ...and the ones they ...
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What is the small blue wire in my 240V air conditioner cord?

I'm looking to replace the plug on a window air conditioner unit that uses a 6-20 240v plug. However, in addition to the cord having two hots and ground, there's a small blue cable that I'm not sure ...
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How do I fix a broken power cord

My dog chewed through the plug end of a air purifier that I have in my house. I was wondering if it was possible to buy a plug by itself connect the end of this cord into the plug safely. Below is a ...