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Old 12-11-2015, 12:58 PM   #31
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Thanks, Bondo, seriously. That answer is much easier for me to understand. I might have to move to a house trailer and take the WH with me. Thank you all.
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A couple of people said that looks like a 120V plug. Not really.

That style cord cap comes in multiple pin configurations. It could easily be a NEMA 6-15P or 6-20P. Both of those are 250V plugs.

Until the plug is pulled and you can see the actual pin configuration or the configuration of the receptacle, I would hold any guesses about voltage or amperage.
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...sounding better, except for the "250V," unless one can plug a 240v into a 250v ??? -- or like a 120 is really a 110???? or like a 220 is really a 240???? Something like that? I'm holding my breath except:

NEMA 6-15P or 6-20P = gibberish. Don't even try to explain -- for your sake. Talk about overload. Let's see what we have first:

So I'm going to unplug it and take a picture of the pins and the holes in the wall into which it fits and send it up...
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for identification


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Looks like a regular three prong plug that just plugs in with no twisting, etc.

One prong seems like its burnt a little. Could just be the pic.

Post another pic of the plug head on if you can. Thanks.
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It doesn't read as a "regular" plug to me.

I am identifying the round ground pin as the one closest to the finger in the back of the pic. The pin on the left looks to be flat pin aligned vertically, while the flat pin on the right is horizontal.

Assuming my ID of the pin shape and orientation is correct, that would be a 240v 20 amp plug.
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I agree, and think you're spot on oso. Google pictures of 240 volt plug types and it matches up perfectly. Thanks for clearing that up.
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They could also just google NEMA 6-20p.
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I googled NEMA 6-20P. It seems like there's a variety for wire size, amp, and cover for someone who might want to order a power cord instead of hard wiring, I'm guessing. Enough already. Time to turn it over to the plumber. I woulda had a conniption had he started hard-wiring it and no power cord. Thank you very much.
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