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How to wire 240 volt straight blade plugs
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How to wire twist lock plugs
How to wire 240 volt outlets
15-20 amp 240 volt straight blade
straight blade plugs

15 and 20 amp Plugs
Look at appliance rating.
Install correct outlet and breaker.
Use 15 amp breaker for 15 amp 240 volt.
Use 20 amp breaker for 20 amp 240 volt.

Buy 15 amp plug:
Leviton 6-15P 240 volt 20 amp plug
Legrand 15 amp plug

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Leviton 6-20P 240 volt 20 amp plug
Leviton 20 amp plug
Eaton 20 amp commercial plug
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12 gauge extension cord

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20 amp 6-20R connector
240 volt 15 amp Receptacles
Look at rating plate of device for amperage

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5029 brown, white, ivory single
5661-Cr yellow single
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Stainless single cover plate

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You cannot plug two 15 amp 240 volt air conditioners into the same plug without running two separate 15 amp lines, on different breakers, to the receptacle.
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5662 15 amp 240 volt receptacle double
Leviton 6-15R 15 amp 240 volt receptacle
Decora white
240 volt straight blade receptacle 240 volt 20 amp Receptacles
Look at rating plate of device for amperage

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5461 single 20 amp 240 volt receptacle
5461-W single 20 amp white
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You cannot plug two 20 amp 240 volt air conditioners into the same plug without running two separate 20 amp lines, on different breakers, to the receptacle.
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240-120 volt outlet 240-120 volt conbination receptacle
This combination receptacle lets you plug in both 120 volt lamp and 240 volt window air conditioner.
How to wire: Requires 12-3 wire. Hots are connected to one double breaker inside breaker box, and Neutral is connected to Neutral busbar. Single breaker is not used. Option: You can draw a Neutral from any nearby 120 volt outlet or ceiling box, however the 240 volt Hot wires must be on a dedicated breaker that serves only that 240 volt receptacle.

Caution for double receptacles:
You cannot run more than 20 total amps at one time. Volts x amps = watts
For example if 240 volt window air conditioner pulls 16 amps, and you have 1500 watt 12.5 amp space heater on 120 volt plug, it will only work if neither is ON at same time. However if you are using 240 volt 16 amp air conditioner, and plug in 120 volt light with two 100 watt bulbs (200 watts), then the light will pull 1.6 amps and total amp draw is within capacity of 20 amp circuit.

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20 amp White
20 amp Ivory and brown
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Basic household wiring
Wire 240 volt outlet for 120 volt application
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Change 240 volt outlet into 120 volt outlet
1) Replace 240 volt outlet with 120 volt
2) In the breaker box, the 240 volt circuit has 2 wires that connect to double breaker.
3) Leave Black wire connected to breaker.
4) Remove other wire from breaker, and connect that wire to Neutral busbar.
5) Ordinary 120 volt outlets have brass screws on one side for Black Hot wire, and silver screws on opposite side for Neutral wire.
6) caution: To change 120 volt into 240 volt is not as easy unless the 120 volt is on a dedicated breaker that serves only that outlet. Normally 120 volt outlets are connected several lights and other outlets. The 240 volt circuit needs to be dedicated, so that only that 240 volt receptacle is served by that breaker.
Buy:
240Volt outlet at Amazon
240Volt outlet at Amazon
240Volt outlet at Amazon
240Volt outlet at Amazon
240Volt plug
Window air conditioner outlet 20 amp air conditioner
Window air conditioner box in store shows voltage and type of plug.
Volts x amps = watts.
You cannot use all three 240 volt receptacles at the same time. Must install each receptacle on separate 20 amp breaker.
Notice that all electric receptacles and lights are wired in parallel and never in series.

Buy:
240 volt extension cords
6' extension cord for window air conditioner

Leviton 5842 20 amp 120-240V outlet
Leviton 5822 20 amp 240V outlet
Leviton 5821 20 amp 240Volt outlet

Resource:
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HB114C window air conditioner timerAppliance timer outlets
20 amp 240 volt timer
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Use for window air conditioner or appliance
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15 amp 240 volt timer

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Titan analog 15 amp 240 volt timer
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