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Old 07-24-2010, 10:50 AM   #1
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What type of plug is this?


Hi everyone,

Here's a link to the picture :

http://sites.google.com/site/mathewar/home/homestuff

I've got, what I believe is an air conditioner plug next to the window in the bedroom of our apartment. I'm trying to figure out what type of plug I need to make sure the window AC that we buy needs to have. Attached is a picture of what it looks like.

I'm reasonably sure its 110V (from looking at the renovation papers, the apartment was renovated before we moved in), but I can't use an electrical tester to verify it (the holes appear to be blocked off).

A few questions :
- Are the holes blocked off for safety? How do you open it up?
- What type of socket/plug is this?
- What do I need to look for in an AC that I buy to make sure it will work?

Thanks all for your help!

-Arun

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Old 07-24-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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What type of plug is this?


All you need to do is make sure the AC is 120 Volts.

What you have is a 20 Amp 120 Volt Tamper Proof receptacle. You just slide a plug into it and the "blocked holes" will open up for you.

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Just to add to what Proby said so that you don't 'overthink' this ...

The T-Slot you see on the face of the receptacle is so that any 120 volt plug 15 or 20 amp will fit the receptacle.

The branch circuit is most likely a dedicated (individual) circuit to that single receptacle...ie..no other receptacles on that circuit.
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Thanks everyone for your help - now I just need to find an airconditioner in stock in stores somewhere around here!
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