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OT: 4 prong 220 adapter?


By PDX_Pinball

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    Seriously off topic, but I know there are a lot of electricians on here. I have a 220 plug (I think) in my garage. I'd like to use it as a standard 110v plug but am not going to try and rewire it myself. Does anyone know if they make adapters for this? Or do I need an electrician? Thanks!

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    #2 6 months ago

    That's a 240V 3-wire cloths dryer outlet. Best to get an electrician they can change the circuit breaker & the device.

    #3 6 months ago
    Quoted from chas10e:

    That's a 240V 3-wire cloths dryer outlet. Best to get an electrician they can change the circuit breaker & the device.

    Thanks. I was afraid of that. I guess a $30 adapter would make things too easy

    #4 6 months ago

    There's probably an easy way to convert it, but myself I would leave it. Electric cars are coming and that outlet will be perfect to charge a car.

    Fairly easy to run a new 110 outlet where needed.

    #5 6 months ago

    You don't have a neutral fed to that receptacle, so it's no good for splitting into 2x 120v circuits. Just have the two split phase hots and a ground.

    4wire plugs have the neutral in them to run things like displays and clocks on dryers and ovens.

    You could certainly kill the breaker and pull off the cover to see if you have an unterminated neutral in the box.

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