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If you have a 240V 22A welder which has a plug similar but smaller than a dryer plug can you use this in a 120V outlet?

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2015-07-15 19:32:27
2015-07-15 19:32:27

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As long as the amperage is the same (usually 30 amps) change the plug on the welder.

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The 4 prong stove outlet has 3 straight blades and a ground, and is rated for 50 amps. A dryer outlet has 2 straight blades for the hot conductors, and an L shaped blade for the neutral conductor, and a ground. The dryer outlet is only rated for 30 amps. A dryer male plug will not fit into a stove outlet, nor will a stove male plug with a dryer outlet. Note that although the stove plug is rated for 50 amps, the stove circuit is typically protected (fused) at 40 amps.

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Stoves are usually 50 amp,whereas dryers are 30 amp. A dryer outlet is not heavy enough gauge.


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