# What is a 6 15P plug used for?

## What is a 6 15P plug used for?

A NEMA 6-15 plug is for a 250-volt, 2-pole circuit with a ground. It’s what you use to supply electricity to some window-mounted air conditioners and commercial office equipment.

Will a 6 15P plug into a 6 20R?

The cross-compatible NEMA 6-20R can accept a 6-15 or 6-20 plug, for currents of 15 amperes or 20A, respectively. This is exactly how a NEMA 5-20R has a T-shaped slot, for both 5-15P and 5-20P. NEMA 6 runs at 240 volts, however, not 120V.

What does a NEMA 5-15P plug look like?

The NEMA 5-15P is a 3 Wire grounded plug featuring two blades (can be equal or unequal widths due to the ground pin forcing polarity) and one ground pin rated up to 125V AC and 15 Amps. The ground pin can be either a rounded shape or a U Shape depending on the manufacturer, but both are functionally the same.

### What is the difference between NEMA 5 15 and NEMA 5-15P?

In the case of a NEMA 5-15, the amperage rating is 15 amps. The amperage rating, like the voltage rating, is the highest amperage allowed for use with the device by the standard. Thus, an L5-15P is a locking 125 volt, 15 amp, plug.

What does a NEMA 5 15P plug look like?

What does NEMA 5 15P mean?

In the case of a NEMA 5-15, the amperage rating is 15 amps. Thus, an L5-15P is a locking 125 volt, 15 amp, plug. A 5-20R is a straight blade, 125 volt, 20 amp, receptacle or outlet.

#### What is the difference between Nema 5 and NEMA 6?

A 5 represents a voltage rating of 125 VAC, while a 6 identifies a rating of 250 VAC. The rating given is the highest voltage allowed for use with the device by the standard. The third identifier is a number and identifies the amperage rating of the device. In the case of a NEMA 5-15, the amperage rating is 15 amps.

Is a 5-15P plug standard?

5-15P is your standard household plug used for to connect small appliances such as TV’s, Microwaves, hairdryers, etc to a wall outlet. The NEMA 5-15P is compatible with a Nema 5-20R T-Slot outlet, which is commonly found in new home installations.

What plug would you use for a NEMA 6 30R receptacle?

NEMA Plug & Receptacle Configurations

30 AMP 2 pole 3 wire grounding
250V
Receptacle 6-30R
Plug 6-30P

## Can I put a 15A outlet on a 20A circuit?

You cannot push a 15 Amp plug into a 20 amp receptacle. 20Amp plugs are typically assigned to devices like air compressors and saws that require a lot of power. For the most part, you don’t have to worry about overloading your 15 Amp outlet by plugging a 20 Amp device into it.