Well, yes, and no. You CAN'T just disconnect the wires from the 60 amp outlet and connect them to three 20 amp outlets. It would be more like tearing out and rebuilding than converting. The 240 volt outlet has a hot wire from each side of the breaker box and each can supply a series of standard outlets if you replace the 60 amp breakers with 20 amps and pull 12 gauge wires.
Actually you CAN just disconnect the wires and connect several 20 amp outlets, IF you change the breaker to a 20 amp one. The breaker/fuse has to be sized for the lowest current link, in this case it is not the wire but the outlets. The wire will be oversized but it does not need to be replaced. Some older dryer circuits also did not include a ground, so you will have to run a grounding wire or install a GFI.
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
An ELCB (Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker) distribution box is a type of electrical box that is used for electrical GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlets. This is the type of outlet that requires a three-prong plug in, one wire of which is grounded. GFCI outlets are set up so that if there is a circuit overload, the outlet is shut off until it is reset, manually.
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