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.
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16 outlets or 80% of the total Amperage of the circuit.
It's always dangerous to have a 3 prong outlet that isn't grounded unless it's a GFCI outlet or electrically down stream from a GFCI outlet. Down stream means the outlet is further away from the circuit breaker -- not physically further away, but further from the breaker electrically
No, it can be on a circuit with conventional outlets.
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.
Two 20 Amp circuits with the outlets staggered so a different circuit is on two adjacent outlets. Should be GFCI protected.
Outlets are part of a "branch" circuit.
More than likely a loose neutral wire on one of the outlets in that circuit. Turn off that circuit and check all the connections at all outlets on that circuit.
Depends on what the outlets are controlling, size of the wire, and size of the breaker.
turn off circuits one at a time until one of the outlets you are concerned about goes off, and leave it off now check the OTHER outlets you are concerned about if any of the OTHER outlets are still alive, then they are on a different circuit
Depends on the size wire used in the circuit. If you wired the circuit with AWG #12 wire on a 20 amp breaker then you can install no more than 12 outlets. If you wired it with AWG #14 wire on a 15 amp breaker then install no more than 9 outlets. This is assuming only outlets are on the circuit and nothing else.
It would because the outlets are connected by a series circuit.
Make sure that all electrical outlets in the bathroom are grounded to prevent electrical shock. When in doubt, consult an electrician and have a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet installed.
a short in the circuit
A "dedicated" circuit is one to which only one device is or can be connected; therefore the circuit is "dedicated" to the device. A NON dedicated circuit will therefore be one to which multiple devices can connect, such as the wall outlets in your home. Multiple wall outlets are connected to a common circuit breaker, making that an example of a non-dedicated circuit.
Depends on if it is a 15 amp or 20 amp circuit. You can install no more than 12 outlets on a 20 amp circuit or 9 outlets on a 15 amp circuit. You can install no more than 1920 watts on a 20 amp lighting circuit or 1440 watts on a 15 amp lighting circuit. If it is a 20 amp circuit I would not install any more than 8 outlets and 4 lights. If it is a 15 amp circuit I would not install any more than 6 outlets and 3 lights. This only applies to living spaces like bedrooms, living rooms dining rooms, and not to kitchens, baths, utility rooms, garages, etc.
its an overload on the circuit breaker the 3 outlets are on.. many times groups of outlets are on different circuit breakers.. even though they are in the same room... especially if some are on a gfi outlet
eight In Canada there shall be not more that 12 outlets on any 2 wire branch circuit. Such outlets shall be considered to be rated at not more that 1 amp per outlet. Where the connected load is known, the number of outlets may exceed 12 providing the load current does not exceed 80 % of the rating of the over current device protecting the circuit.
In Canada there shall be not more that 12 outlets on any 2 wire branch circuit. Such outlets shall be considered to be rated at not more that 1 amp per outlet. Where the connected load is known, the number of outlets may exceed 12 providing the load current does not exceed 80 % of the rating of the over current device protecting the circuit.
7 on a 15 amp circuit and 9 on a 20 amp circuit.
No more than 13.
Don't know what you mean by back wire, but most GFCI outlets have a circuit to attach additional outlets that will be protected by the GFCI. Keep total load in minds.
Install not more that 10 on a 15 amp circuit. You can install 12 if you install a 20 amp circuit.
Assuming this is not an office of a place where lots of the outlets will be used to power items that draw lots of current on a 15 amp circuit wired with 14/2 wire I would limit it to no more than 10 outlets and lights combined. On a 20 amp circuit wired with 12/2 wire I would limit it to a 14 outlets and lights combined. There is no limit in the code. You just use common sense based on what is going to be used on this circuit.