Use only a circuit that has a breaker for the correct amperage. To avoid the risk of a house fire you must change the breaker to the required 30 amps. <><><>
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.
If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power
at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work
always use an electricians test meter having metal-tipped probes
(not a simple proximity voltage indicator)
to insure 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 existing outlet can be converted by replacing the 30A circuit breakers or fuses in the circuit breaker or fuse box with 15A breakers or fuses. The 30A outlet should also be replaced by a 15A outlet. This is all that is required if the wire from the supply to the outlet is 10, 12, or 14 guage. The existing wire should be 10 guage wire to handle the 30A and there will be no problem in the same wire providing the 15A.
Yes and no. You can't put a 30A outlet on a 50A breaker as it will be a fire hazard. You can put a 50A outlet on it safely. Then you can plug the 30A load into it, but this is unwise and can be dangerous if you don't put fuses in your pigtail adapter. The best solution: Go ahead and install your 30A outlet but replace the 50A breaker with a 30A breaker. This is the safest and cleanest solution.
The outlet is rated for 30A, so anything up to, but not exceeding 30A can be plugged in.
generally, an electric range will use either a 30A circuit or a 40A circuit. Check the requirements of the range.
Yes, with a caveat. The 50A wire and plug is more than heavy enough for the dryer, so there is no problem there. The possible problem is that the dryer is designed to be protected by a 30A breaker. In the event of failure in the dryer, the breaker may not trip as it is oversized. The best solution? Get a small breaker box from a home center and mount a 30A breaker in it. Mount it on the back of the dryer, run the 50A cord into the feed lugs of the box, and connect the dryer feed to the 30A breaker. This way you can plug the dryer into the 50A outlet like you want, and the dryer is protected with a 30A breaker as usual. You can get small breaker boxes or fused disconnects without too much cost. Just make sure the breaker box / disconnect panel is rated to 50A, as you want to feed it off a 50A circuit. As long as the voltage requirement of the dryer matches the voltage of the outlet (which is presumably 240 volts), then yes. The amp rating of the cord and outlet is merely the maximun current (amps) allowed. You're well under that with 24 amps.
According to a couple searches the value should fall in the $275 - $375 range depending on condition.
You can, but be advised that whatever you plug into the new outlet should not exceed 5000W capacity (20A x 250V = 5000W)or you could risk overheating the new outlet with serious results. To prevent this, you should make sure the circuit breaker is a 20A also.
Driers typically have 30 A fuses stoves typically 50A so they wouldn't use the same plugs If you do change the plug to the 30a be sure to go with the smaller fuses or circuit breaker. the drier will be wired with devices that will blow a 30a fuse but could just possibly not blow the 50A if you put a wet rug in the dryer it may stall the motor it may blow a 30A fuse but not a 50a lint in dryer vents and filters cause many house fires insurance companies fabricate any excuse possible to not pay back, so do it properly
2 x 3 x 5 x a = 30a
Assuming a 120V circuit then a 30A Single Pole. For a 240V circuit an 30A two pole. Of course anything smaller that a 30A is acceptable. 30A is the maximum allowed.
Can a fifty amp dryer operate on a thirty amp circuit if you change the cord? The answer should be obvious. It is a fifty amp dryer because it draws fifty amps.NO!The new dryer needs a fifty amp circuit!Call an electrician.
30a is bigger than a 30 AA
This is a special purpose outlet, likely for a dryer. Normally in a house electric panel you have 120 VAC as the normal and 220 or 240 as a higher voltage. The 30 A is for 30 Amps. You can only plug in an appliance that has those ratings. You can't plug in a 120 V device.
a 30a bust is tiny usually in a child who is starting to mature
It is so there is no confusion about how it must be inserted and what type of outlet is required. Many plugs use different shapes and sizes to determine the amount of power available or the amount of power required. For instance, a 30Amp US plug is very different from a 15Amp US plug because you cannot allow consumers to plug a 30A device into a 15A outlet. Similarly, you cannot plug a 15A device into a 30A outlet because they're different, and they are different so that a 30A circuit breaker is not expected to protect a user of a 15A device, when something goes wrong. A "larger" prong on a plug is often used for the "neutral" wire, perhaps because the receptacle hole is larger and would be more dangerous if it were the hot wire.
12:00a He-man, 12:30a He-man, 1:00a She-ra, 1:30a She-ra, 2:00a Bravestar, 2:30a Bravestar, 3:00a Ghostbusters, 3:30a Ghostbusters, 4:00a Spliced, 4:30a Spliced, 5:00a Sitting Ducks (95% sure this is the right schedule)
Your Glenfield model 30A was made in the year 1979.
There isn't currently a 40A outlet made for the USA market because it doesn't match the available branch circuit wiring current carrying capacity limits in the National Electrical code. The current carrying capacity jumps from 30A for a 10AWG copper circuit to 50A for 8AWG copper circuit. The available outlets reflect this.
Your serial number indicates that your Marlin model 30A was made in the year 1982.
for USA, Canada and countries running a 60 Hz power supply service.If the current draw through the circuit is less than the rated current of the circuit then there is no problem. In this case if it is a 30 Amp dryer fed through a 50 amp outlet on a pigtail that has a 30 Amp plugplugged into a 30 Amp outleton a circuit protected by a 30 Amp breaker No worries! It is wise to place an over-current device (fuses or circuit breakers) in your pigtail, though.-EDIT- Only if it's a 50A outlet. If you have 50A wiring on a 30A breaker you are quite safe.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 JOBSAFELY AND COMPETENTLYREFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
30 x A = 30A
The Marlin/Glenfeild 30A have gone up in value. Condition is everything of course. 3-$500 is normal.