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On the B & B Trading website where they sell power cords (link below), they have a couple of 20 amp cords that may be appropriate to feed my LOR controllers. I already have 20 amp receptacles, so I'm covered there...But I'm confused about the difference between these two types of cords, so I thought I'd ask the group and see if anyone knows if these would work with my LOR inputs? I realize that I'll have to strip the female ends off and tin the wires to connect to the LOR boards....Please see the attachment jpg file that shows the two different 20 amp cords....Thanks for your input....

I see that the primary difference seems to be the male Hubbell cap and the crow feet...So what are crow feet? I've never heard that term before...Thanks,


Randy

http://www.bb-trading.com/pdf_catalog/C15_Power_Cords.pdf

(Halfway down Page 1)




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Randy,

The top picture (8FLCHUB) is a 20 amp 125 volt (NEMA 5-20P) plug. In this picture you are looking into the prongs. From the web page these appear to be power cords, so there is no female end. These cords are the correct ones to attach to the LOR controller so that it can draw the full 20 amps per bank of 8 triacs. (Remember to be sure you have 20 amp fuses -- they are normally shipped with 15 amp)

The receptacles(NEMA 5-20R) on your house should have a rotated 'T' shaped neutral so that they can accept either the 15 amp NEMA 5-15P plug or the 20 amp NEMA 5-20P plug. See pictures below.

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5-15P 5-20P 5-20R

Hope this helps,

John

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Thanks, John...

I do have 20 amp GFCI outlets that these cords will plug into, so the configuration does appear to be correct. And, yes, I do need to buy the fuses. Any special place that you recommend for that?

And how about the difference in price between the first cord listed at the top and the third cord #8FCRWFT cord with "Crow feet"? It's about half the price, but I'm not sure if that one will do the trick...

Thanks for your help....Randy

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Am I reading / understanding this correctly? If you have an LOR160xW Showtime product, right out of the box it is a 30 amp capable unit. If you want to go to 40 amps, you have to change the fuses in the unit to the 20 amp ceramic fuses AND you have to replace all 16 of the cords that feed out of the unit?

Thanks!

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Thanks. That makes sense since each individual channel should not be pulling 20 amps each. The whole unit would (20 amps x 2=40 amps).

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