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Author Topic: L6-20 250v to 15a edison (Labre)  (Read 11950 times)

Josh Evangelista

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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2016, 02:44:59 am »

Not legally or safely. If you can't use a distro with the appropriate receptacle, just use the single edison adaptor. I made up a powercon to uground cable and it eorks fine although not full power.
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BJ whats a uground cable?
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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2016, 02:46:12 am »

Here is what we do "at the shop".

Get a female L6-20.  Lowes and Home depot have them.  And a regular edison male plug.

Hook the ground to the ground.  Then the other 2 leads to the edison.  It doesn't matter which ones you connect where.

This was we can plug the L6-20 into a regular 208-240V circuit or plug it into a regular edison outlet.

The polarity does not matter

Ivan,

How do I plug this if I have a Furman 20amp power conditioner? Should I also make one that has a 20amp edison?
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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2016, 04:03:33 pm »

BJ whats a uground cable?

That's Canadian for "Edison"
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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2016, 04:35:53 pm »

That's Canadian for "Edison"
The ground pin is shaped like a U and that's how we refer to them.
Why do the Americans call it an Edison? Did he "invent" that as well?
Seems ironic as he was against AC power.
Maybe we should call them Teslas  ;D
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2016, 04:37:12 pm »

Ivan,

How do I plug this if I have a Furman 20amp power conditioner? Should I also make one that has a 20amp edison?
Yes you could use a 20A Edison and wire it the same as a 15A Edison.

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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2016, 09:08:54 am »

Ivan,

How do I plug this if I have a Furman 20amp power conditioner? Should I also make one that has a 20amp edison?
Forgive me if I've missed some of the back story, but I would not recommend plugging an amp - especially the big Danley - into any power conditioner.  They don't actually "condition" anything, and the extra wiring and monkey business the Furman adds will increase voltage drop, lowering the available power to your amp.  This whole thread is about trying to adapt a big dog amp to run on power that is marginal for its capabilities; don't make it worse by adding extra gear on the circuit you're using for your amp.
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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2016, 09:41:14 am »

This whole thread is about trying to adapt a big dog amp to run on power that is marginal for its capabilities; don't make it worse by adding extra gear on the circuit you're using for your amp.
Well said!
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Ivan Beaver

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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2016, 12:30:23 pm »

Forgive me if I've missed some of the back story, but I would not recommend plugging an amp - especially the big Danley - into any power conditioner.  They don't actually "condition" anything, and the extra wiring and monkey business the Furman adds will increase voltage drop, lowering the available power to your amp.  This whole thread is about trying to adapt a big dog amp to run on power that is marginal for its capabilities; don't make it worse by adding extra gear on the circuit you're using for your amp.
EXACTLY!

You need to plug the amps as directly as possible into a solid power source.

"power conditioners" are nothing but an expensive name for an "outlet strip".
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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2016, 02:16:46 pm »

The ground pin is shaped like a U and that's how we refer to them.
Why do the Americans call it an Edison? Did he "invent" that as well?
Seems ironic as he was against AC power.
Maybe we should call them Teslas  ;D

I don't know of any good reason to call them Edison. He didn't invent any kind of plug and receptacle.  He invented a home lighting system. Generation, distribution (BTW with two hot conductors sharing one neutral,) house wiring including fuses, and light fixtures with the screw in lamp base we use today.  He even trained the first home electricians.  He did a lot but he was designing a system to compete with gas lighting. He didn't think of small appliances or portable lighting.

The Plug or plug cap was invented by Hubbell in 1903  (He also invented the pull chain lamp socket)  The U ground plug was invented by Philip F. Labre in 1928
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Re: L6-20 250v to 15a edison (Labre)
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2016, 02:53:13 pm »

Mods: can you retitle the thread to L6-20 250v to 15a Labre
j/k

Merry Christmas All.
BJ
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