Electric panel/ pump question

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jkcolo

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Hey all,

Making the switch to electric and had a pump question. New brew panel has L5-15R sockets for the pumps, but I was planning on using my existing riptide pumps with regular cords. Are peeps really cutting the plugs off the pumps and adding a L5-15P plug? I heard that voids warranty. Or do folks buy adapters? If using adapters, any recommendations?

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You can make adapter cords but that kinda defeats the purpose of the locking. I would just change out the receptacles on the panel to 5-15r
 

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The reason most folks like the locking plugs is because panels typically put those plugs on the bottom edge so the cables are hanging from the plugs in sockets. Twist-locks will keep the plugs in place.

Yes, you can buy adapters like this:

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and live with the possibility of your pump cords unplugging from the adapters :)
Or, replace your pump plugs with L5-15R. I can't imagine why that would void a pump warranty unless the conversion was totally botched...

Cheers!
 
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