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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 02:41 PM

That confuses me. You can plug a 15 amp plug into a 20 amp receptacle (and circuit) and that is not considered unsafe. Why would plugging in a 20 amp plug (with adapter) into a 30 amp receptacle be unsafe? That is not the same thing as using a 15 amp rated to wire a 400 amp circuit. I’ve always heard that the breaker is there to protect up to the receptacle not what is plugged into it.

I guess it just the dang black magic. :-)

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