19 March 2015

What type of plug do I need?

Sometimes it feels like kiln companies believe we were all electricians in a previous life, as many kiln models require different power supply receptacles. They are identified by voltage and amperage as well as the NEMA designation. Those described as "direct wire" do not use a receptacle; instead, they are permanently wired. So, when you start to read all those letters and numbers, don't get discouraged... we've got you covered! #kilnacademy

NEMA 5-15R: 120 Volt, 15 Amp (typical household receptacle)

NEMA 5-20R: 120 Volt, 20 Am
NEMA 6-20R: 240 Volt, 20 Amp
NEMA 6-30R: 240 Volt, 30 Amp
NEMA 6-50R: 240 Volt, 50 Amp
NEMA 10-50R: 240V, 50 Amp (available by request)
NEMA 10-30R: 240 Volt, 30 Amp (available by request)