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Posted on Is it possible to run a 2hp Dust Collector and Saw on a single 240v/30amp dryer circuit?

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#1 posted 03-30-2021 01:15 AM

An adapter cord with a 20 amp female is not an option without changing to a 20 amp breaker. There are adapter plugs at big box stores that allow plugging a 20 amp cord into a 15 amp receptacle. It is not UL listed.

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Why is the 6-30 to 6-20 adapter not an option? You can buy them; and what code prohibits their use? No they are not UL listed. Not the best option, but it is an option.
PS: If the saw and dust collector motors have their own overload protection (reset buttons) I’d run then on a 30A circuit with no concerns. If they don’t have independent overload protection I don’t recommend plugging them into a 30A circuit.

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