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Old 05-14-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
Oct 2009
Princeton, NJ
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A recent eBay purchase ended up being a 40A 3 prong cord (not the 30A advertised). Before I get the seller to refund their mistake I wanted to know: can you shave down the odd prong on the 40A plug to make it fit in a 30A 3 prong outlet?

The cord was cheap (if wrong) so if I can make it work with what I have, I probably will.

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Old 05-14-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
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Pleasant Hill, Missouri
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you can. If it was cheap do it. Check the other prongs will fit as well before doing it, Are they slanted or straight? I assume slanted if 3-prong.

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
Mar 2010
Charlotte, NC
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Just buy the correct plug and change it on the end of your cord.

Problem resolved.

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