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In trying to plug into an existing L5-20R, I discovered the wide (hot) and neutral (narrow) pins are located differently on the plug and receptacle. Both these are Leviton brand.

Looking at the face of the plug, the wide blade is to the left of the ground. On the receptacle it's also to the left of the ground, meaning you can't plug the two together.

Appreciate advice from someone knowledgeable in WTFGO.

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Here's a chart with all the standard locking receptacles.

A photo of your current receptacle and what plug you're trying to plug in would help.


Sent from my new phone. Autocorrect may have changed stuff.
 

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Hi Kevin:

My receptacle is L5-20R, but the neutral (W, narrower slot) is to the right of the ground. The wider slot (hot) is located where the W is on your diagram.

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Found my problem.
The outlet I plan to use already has something plugged in that I can't unplug yet. It is definitely L5-20 - marked on the plug.

Beside it are two L6-20R that I mistook for more L5-20R. Those are the ones I was trying unsuccessfully to plug into.

Thanks for your questions - they prompted me to take a closer look with a multimeter.

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Found my problem.

The outlet I plan to use already has something plugged in that I can't unplug yet. It is definitely L5-20 - marked on the plug.



Beside it are two L6-20R that I mistook for more L5-20R. Those are the ones I was trying unsuccessfully to plug into.



Thanks for your questions - they prompted me to take a closer look with a multimeter.



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I was going to say, if the slot is bigger, it's a different receptacle, hence the receptacle diagram.

Glad you got it figured out.

If you need an L5-20 instead of the L6-20, it can be done with a little panel work.

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