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Electric plug notations

from https://www.americord.com/blog/what-is-the-nema-5-15-connector-how-does-it-work/
also see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEMA_connector with much more info

NEMA = National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Types of NEMA connectors

  • Locking. Have curved blades, turn plug after inserting to lock it
  • Grounded or ungrounded

NEMA 5-15, NEMA 6-20

  • 5 is 125volts, 6 is 250 volts, both grounded. 1 means 125volts, ungrounded
  • 15 or 20 is amperage rating, 15 amps or 20 amps
  • 5-15P is a plug, 5-15R is a receptacle
  • L means locking
NEMA 5-1515amp 125 volt
NEMA L5-15R15 amp 125 volt locking receptacle
NEMA L6-30P250 volt, 30 amp, locking plug
electric_plugs_notation.txt · Last modified: 2022.06.04 11:38 by Steve Isenberg