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Forum topic by BalsaWood posted 04-21-2018 09:29 PM 290 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BalsaWood

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04-21-2018 09:29 PM

The JET jointer I just got says it requires a 230 V connection but not sure if that would work with the 6-20 receptacle I have. Can I use 6-20 plugs and 6-20 receptacle for the jointer even though the manual says to use 6-15 plugs and a 6-15 receptacle?


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Firewood

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 09:39 PM

Yes. You can connect via 20A circuit. It is just saying the minimum requirement is 15A. Make sure to use #12 wire for your runs.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 04-22-2018 12:10 AM

Be sure you get a 6-20 and not a 5-20. 6-20 is rated for 250V, and that’s what you need. I made that mistake once because they look the same, a 5-20 was in the wrong bin at the store, and I didn’t check it carefully when I pulled it out of the bin.

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#3 posted 04-22-2018 11:37 AM

You’re good to go. Actually, most 6-20 outlets accept both 6-15 and 6-20 plugs.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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BalsaWood

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#4 posted 04-24-2018 08:49 PM

Hah- happened to me as well before reading your comment. Someone put a 5-20 in the 6-20 plugs section.


Be sure you get a 6-20 and not a 5-20. 6-20 is rated for 250V, and that s what you need. I made that mistake once because they look the same, a 5-20 was in the wrong bin at the store, and I didn t check it carefully when I pulled it out of the bin.

- jonah


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