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Old 01-29-2013, 09:02 PM   #41
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Here's pics - I noted that someone said a 50amp outlet has 4 prongs for the RV outlet. So.....does that mean this is wrong?
AARRRRRGGGGG danger

THIS is why I HATE giving advice over the internet. Until you posted those pictures I had no idea what a moron you had for an electrician.

What ever you paid him, you were robbed.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:07 PM   #42
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THIS is what you paid for. What you GOT was screwed.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #43
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Actually, there is no such thing as a 50 amp RV plug/receptacle.

The 50 amp service on a RV uses a standard 4-wire plug/receptacle -a NEMA 14-50.

By the way, what your electrician installed is a NEMA 5-50 receptacle, which is a 2 pole 3-wire grounded 125 VAC receptacle. So, if he wired it with two hots and a ground (220 VAC), deferent lay find a different electrician!!! This guy is a danger to everyone - you, himself, the guy that follows up on his work, the electric company, etc.

DO NOT USE!!!!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #44
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Check these two sites for good explanation of NEMA plugs and receptacles and their uses

NEMA connector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

NEMA Plug & Receptacle Configurations Reference Chart (Straight Blade)
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I don't think you could plug into that with anything unless you made your own adaptor. That is a straight 250 volt welder plug. It likely doesn't have a separate neutral to it as for that receptacle would be wired with an 8-2wg cable. You could use the wiring that is already installed to make that into a 30 amp 125 volt recep. It would be heavier wire than necessary but that's alright. Looks like he did a nice job installing it though!
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By the way, what your electrician installed is a NEMA 5-50 receptacle, which is a 2 pole 3-wire grounded 125 VAC receptacle. So, if he wired it with two hots and a ground (220 VAC), deferent lay find a different electrician!!! This guy is a danger to everyone - you, himself, the guy that follows up on his work, the electric company, etc.

DO NOT USE!!!!!
I think it is actually a NEMA 6-50R receptacle, which is 250 volt.

The NEMA 5-50R has the large blade on the right hand side while the 6-50R has the large blade on the left.

I also am wondering the direction the pic was taken, as it appears the receptacle could be upside down.





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That is a straight 250 volt welder plug. It likely doesn't have a separate neutral to it as for that receptacle would be wired with an 8-2wg cable. You could use the wiring that is already installed to make that into a 30 amp 125 volt recep. It would be heavier wire than necessary but that's alright. Looks like he did a nice job installing it though!
Give a cookie to fast murray, you'd think he was an electrician by trade.
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Roadtrip I thought your outlet looked familiar- just went out and looked and yep, all of the 220v welders we have and have used for as long as I can remember use thid type.
- here's the pic of our welder outlet and plug- matches yours


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Old 01-29-2013, 11:21 PM   #48
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You're right, NEMA 6-50.

I original had that, looked at the picture again and changed my post - I didn't notice it was upside down -DUH!

Even with that, I would find a new electrician.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:22 PM   #49
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I am staying out of this.

I am of the opinion that the whole thing needs to be done right either as a 30 amp outlet (requires less rework) or ripped out entirely and the correct wiring for a 50 amp service put in.

My 2 cents and done.
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