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Old 10-28-2010, 05:35 AM   #1
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Can i use 220v extension cord in a 110v outlet

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No. It will not fit.
it is not the cord that makes it 240v, it's the ends.

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depends on the plug configuration. All wire is rated for 600V, so it usually does not matter what the voltage is. But 240V plugs can have a lot of different configurations, depending on the current rating. Most will not fit a standard 120V outlet.
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depends on the plug configuration. All wire is rated for 600V, so it usually does not matter what the voltage is. But 240V plugs can have a lot of different configurations, depending on the current rating. Most will not fit a standard 120V outlet.
not all wire is rated for 600 volts. A typical example would be SJO cord compared to SO cord. The J in the SJO stands for junior which indicates it is 300 volt rated.

still over the 120 volts (to ground) needed in a typical extension cord but there is a difference.
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Can i use 220v extension cord in a 110v outlet
Why would you want to do this? Just go get a 110v extension cord.
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It is possible that the cord is a 20 amp 120 volt cord and the outlet is 15 amp. The 20 amp 120 volt plug looks very similar to the 20 amp 220 plug. If the outlet is 15 amp it would not have the extra side ways slot and the plug would not fit evan though it was the same voltage. If you type NEMA plug chart into a search online you can look at all of the different plugs.

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