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Old 04-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #211
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How many amps is that good for?
That looks like regular 300v computer cable. It's 18g stranded is only 7 amp safely, 10 max.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #212
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Personally, I'd go with a twist-lock and they are available in 20A.

Turn-Lock Three-Blade Male Flanged Receptacle, NEMA L5-20
McMaster# 7162K9

$32.65 for a female connector and a male flanged receptacle. Man. That's a hard pill to swallow.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #213
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Bulky too.

Don't think my cheap ass boiler is worth it. :lol:

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #214
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That looks like regular 300v computer cable. It's 18g stranded is only 7 amp safely, 10 max.
They are 240V 20A plugs. Who would use a 7A plug on a heating element?

They are about $2 each and are letter "H" on this page...

http://www.mouser.com/catalogviewer.aspx?page=1312&highlight=161-PX0596%2f63&catalogculture=en-US&catalog=645
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:45 PM   #215
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They are 240V 20A plugs. Who would use a 7A plug on a heating element?
From where this sub-topic started - Who would use a female input socket / suicide plug
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:08 PM   #216
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From where this sub-topic started - Who would use a female input socket / suicide plug
I would that's why I would never try to build something like this without this place
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #217
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can't see them on the page you linked?
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can't see them on the page you linked?
Go down to figure H and scroll to the right
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Go down to figure H and scroll to the right
Yep, what I am getting is page 1312 - M23 & M40 connectors. Figure H is a round plug?
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I was looking for those but I couldn't find any rated for 20a. I might have to just go with a short 12g cord hanging off the kettle. Not what I really wanted but it sounds like a better option then live prongs laying on a wet floor .
Here is the one I bought. Rated for 20A

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00917YZMW/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is what I use (/will use when it arrives) for the power to my control box. My element has a 12ga power cord that connects to the element inside a gang box. On the other end, the prongs connect to an outlet built in to the control box. No live wires!

However, I do agree that the twist lock receptacles are safer and look nicer. unfortunately, they are more expensive, but it depends what you're going for.
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