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Posted on Jet JJP-12 - Being Delivered Today - Question on Plug/Outlet

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#1 posted 04-24-2018 01:31 PM

Just got off the phone with Jet technical support. He was just as confused and went back and checked previous manuals. It appears that the non-helical head version (one I purchased) originally spec’d out 20amp. When they added the helical head version and used one manual for both machines they specified 30amp to cover the helical head version. He said I should be good to go with the 20amp plug and receptacle.

I do not know much about electricity, but both models show 12.5amp running, I would assume just shy of 20amp on startup.

Now the issue I run into is if I swap for a shelix head in the future, why would this need to go on a 30amp receptacle if both models come standard with 14AWG power cords?

Why would a helical head draw more amps if all else is identical?

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