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Old 01-15-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Temp Power 240v outside


I'm in the process of building a house and right now. I'm doing all the electrical work myself. I'm hooking up the temp power unit. I allready have a few 20a/120v gfi circuits hooked up and they are requiring a 240v circuit. For compressors and equipment. I have not been able to find any out side GFI outlets that support 240v. A 20a/240v circuit would be sufficent. If any one know's where I can find one or if there is another way go about it I would appreciate it.

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GFI protection is not required for 240v applications. Even temporary.

If you (or they) insist on GFI protection you'll need to use a two-pole GFI breaker and a standard 250v receptacle.

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Even if it's outside it doesn't require GFI?

The only receptacle I have found the is not a dryer plug has one strait and one sideways prong, plus ground. Is this the one you are refering to as standard?

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Even if it's outside it doesn't require GFI?
Nope. 240v applications DO NOT require GFI protection.

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The only receptacle I have found the is not a dryer plug has one strait and one sideways prong, plus ground. Is this the one you are refering to as standard?
Seriously?
No, by standard I meant non-GFI. There are about 200 different receptacle configurations. Which one do you need?
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