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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 01:39 PM

Note – I’m not an electrician!

I believe per code, a 30a breaker can only feed a single outlet. A 20A breaker can feed multiple outlets. Since they are in the same box, you can probably get away with it. Just don’t leave it that way for any inspections. And follow your own rule about running only one machine at a time.

The 30a breaker requirement is most likely to overcome in-rush current at startup. If the motor in the jointer has thermal protection, that is how they get away with the 14ga wire on the plug I’m guessing since normal draw is under 15a.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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