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Forum topic by dad2jj82 posted 04-07-2017 02:26 AM 455 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2017 02:26 AM

I had a 220 outlet installed today. I would like to convert my ridgid ts3650 to run on 220 from 110. However I’m running into some confusion about the wire. Would it be ok to just cut plug off and put a 220 plug on existing cord? Or after rewiring motor do I also have to change cord that came with saw. Thanks any advise on plug or cord or anything else is appreciated

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 02:33 AM

Just swap the plug.


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#2 posted 04-07-2017 02:37 AM

NEMA 6-20 is generally correct for 220V only (no 110v neutral).


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#3 posted 04-07-2017 12:37 PM

Thanks fellas

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 09:23 PM

Another question? On the NEMA 6-20 why would it not be NEMA 6-15. The manual says 15a 3 blade. Is it ok to run the lower amp on a higher breaker? I’m just trying to figure this electric out. Thanks guys

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 10:08 PM

I would use the Nema 6-20 just in case you want to run some other machine in the future that requires 20 amps. There is very little cost difference and no disadvantages to use the NEMA 6-15 socket and plug. In reality, your 1.5 horsepower saw will only draw something like 6 or 7 amps at 240VAC. By the way, the upgrade will not consume any less power or improve the performance of you saw if the existing circuit is adequately sized at 120VAC. There are certainly other reasons for doing so.

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 10:21 PM

Yes, a device rated for a NEMA 6-15R receptacle that is connected to a NEMA 6-20R receptacle will be allowed to operate as designed … but your device may also draw greater current then it would have been able to when connected to a lower current rated circuit, and thats a function of how your motor is loaded.

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 10:23 PM

wow just what i was looking for jayCee, thanks you too ArtMan

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 10:25 PM

You can run either plug for the cord, the main thing is to make sure you have a 6-20 receptacle if you go with that plug. If you go with a 6-15 plug it will work with a 6-20 receptacle.

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