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230 Volt Air Conditioner Wiring

Is there any kind of adapter that will allow me to plug my new 230-volt 15 amp AC into my existing 220-volt 20 volt plug. How to Wire a 220 Volt Air Conditioner.


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Question: Is there an adapter that I can use for my new 230-volt 15 amp Air conditioner?

I have a 20-amp 220volt line in my house and can only find a 15-amp air conditioner! I am hot! Is there any kind of adapter that will allow me to plug my new 230-volt 15 amp AC into my existing 220-volt 20 volt plug? Thanks very much.

Additional Comments: It’s excellent!
Background: Lori, a Homeowner from Chicago, Illinois.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Lori.

230 Volt Air Conditioner

Application: 230 Volt Circuit for an Air Conditioner.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by an Electrical Contractor or a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools, voltage tester and protective safety gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the make and model of the panel and the condition of the existing electrical circuit breakers and wiring methods.
Precaution: For safety the main circuit breaker should be turned off or any other disconnect means that would deenergize the panel before replacing a circuit breaker, however turning off the main circuit breaker may not deenergize all of the areas of the panel components and wiring. This is an extensive project that requires experience and should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.

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One Response to “230 Volt Air Conditioner Wiring”
  1. Mika Liss says:

    I have exactly the same situation and I understand from your response that an electrician must be called 🙂

    Do you have someone in Manhattan you recommend?

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