Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Sat Nov 22 19:30:02 CST 2014

On Sat, Nov 22, 2014, at 19:33, Tothwolf wrote:
> NEMA 14-30, 240V 30A, 4-wire, clothes dryers
> NEMA 14-50, 240V 50A, 4-wire, electric ranges
> NEMA 10-30, 240V 30A, 3-wire, clothes dryers
> NEMA 10-50, 240V 50A, 3-wire, electric ranges
> In the US, with systems installed before 1996, it is common to find NEMA 
> 10 3-wire devices which lack a ground (earth) pin.

And in case anyone's wondering what we need four wires for, it's because
our 240V circuits use two opposite phases that are 120 V relative to
ground. Some appliances will use just one phase for some purposes such
as lights and timers.

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