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Brewing Topics => Equipment => Topic started by: MRMARTINSALES on January 18, 2019, 01:40:40 AM

Title: Heating element power cable
Post by: MRMARTINSALES on January 18, 2019, 01:40:40 AM
Hi,

I have just bought a heating element and am really struggling to find a power cable to fit the attached image.

I live in the UK. Does anybody know where I can find one or if there is anything I can do to change the fitting to a more standard fitting.

Thanks
Title: Re: Heating element power cable
Post by: GigaFemto on January 18, 2019, 09:37:15 AM
These are designed so that different voltage and current ratings are incompatible, so someone won't plug a 30 Amp load into a 20 Amp circuit. I can't see exactly what the pins look like, but there are a variety of mating plugs available at most US electrical supply stores. If  your plug looks like this:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-30-Amp-250-Volt-Locking-Grounding-Plug-Black-White-2621/301304789

then the mating plug would be:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-30-Amp-250-Volt-Locking-Connector-Black-and-White-R50-C2623-0CS/300862287?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1_rr-_-301304789-_-300862287-_-N

If you can find a NEMA designation (the above are L6) then you could be more confident of getting the right mate.

--GF