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Old 06-13-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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I recently got my hands on a large piece of woodworking equipment and need to add a 220 V outlet to my garage for it. I have added regular 110 outlets before with no issue, but never a 220. There is an existing 20 amp double pole breaker in my garage that isn't being used, so I figured I would use that. My only remaining question is the specific outlet that seems to be required is a 3 prong outlet with horizontal prongs similar to this.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cooper-Wi...-BOX/203492426

I don't see how a 220 V outlet with 2 hots, 1 neg, and 1 ground could be 3 prong? I have bunches of 12 ga. with two wires (+, -, and grnd) and was hoping I could use that but will get some 12/3 if needed.

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edit.....this is what I get for looking too quick....I thought it was a standard 20a 120Vac plug

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I recently got my hands on a large piece of woodworking equipment and need to add a 220 V outlet to my garage for it. I have added regular 110 outlets before with no issue, but never a 220. There is an existing 20 amp double pole breaker in my garage that isn't being used, so I figured I would use that. My only remaining question is the specific outlet that seems to be required is a 3 prong outlet with horizontal prongs similar to this.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cooper-Wi...-BOX/203492426

I don't see how a 220 V outlet with 2 hots, 1 neg, and 1 ground could be 3 prong? I have bunches of 12 ga. with two wires (+, -, and grnd) and was hoping I could use that but will get some 12/3 if needed.
If the equipment you have does not need a neutral(not -) then don't run one.
Take the white wire you have and tape it, color it red or black, and connect that to the one side of the breaker.
Do the same thing at the receptacle end also.
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You won't need a neutral wire. Just two hot wires connected to the breaker and the ground.
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It says 240 Volt... I'm not familiar with Vac. What outlet would be best? And I dont see how you would plug in any 120V considering one of the prongs is turned 90 degrees.
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VAC=Volts A/C
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Does your equipment already have a plug?
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Yes, it has a plug. Two horizontally angled prongs and a ground. Looks like a regular 110 but both of the prongs are rotated 90 degrees.
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Yes, it has a plug. Two horizontally angled prongs and a ground. Looks like a regular 110 but both of the prongs are rotated 90 degrees.
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Maybe this is what he has.
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thats the one
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Ok found the one I should probably use, please tell me if I'm wrong. This appears to be what I need.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_27950-43469-...&facetInfo=1.0
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And my regular 12/2 wire will do the job?
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Ok found the one I should probably use, please tell me if I'm wrong. This appears to be what I need.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_27950-43469-...&facetInfo=1.0
Your title says 20 amp which would be the receptacle linked in your first post. This one here is for 30 amps and physically larger.

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