Whats the Difference Between NEMA 5-20 and NEMA 6-20?

How do you figure out which plug is a Nema 5 20 built for a 5 20 outlet? This video presents the ways you can figure out what makes a Nema 5 20 different from the NEMA 6 20. The presenter shows you how you can tell the difference between the plugs using the 5 20 outlet.

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People often make the mistake of thinking that a 6 20 can be plugged into a 5 20 but it cannot. Even though the two plugs look similar the way the plugs go into the outlet differs. It is sort of an optical illusion when you look at the outlet and the plug because they do look exactly the same until you try to plug them in.

Each type of plug goes into the outlet differently. For example, the NEMA 5 20 goes into the outlet horizontally while the 6 20 plug goes into the outlet vertically. There are other differences as well. This video will help you to recognize which plug is which based on the placement of the ground. It is interesting to learn about the differences. Watch this video now to learn more about the differences between the NEMA 5 20 and the NEMA 6 20.


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