Quick 220 Systems 20 Ampere Straight Blade Outlet
Model A220-20D 20 Amp Power Supply Straight Blade Outlet

    Model A220-20D 20 Amp Power Supply Straight Blade Outlet

    Part No: -A220-20D

    Price Ea: $225.00

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    Includes:
    Quick 220 Power Supply with
            20A Straight Blade Outlet (NEMA 6-20)
    Outlet Tester (TEST001)

    This item is usually ordered with necessary adapter and extension cords. See Sales Packages P-107,
    P-101 and P-106.

    Power 110 - 240 Volt Equipment from Ordinary 110 - 120 Volt Outlets

    1. Plug the Quick 220 voltage converter into 110 - 120v outlets.**
    2. Connect 220, 230 or 240v equipment to the Quick 220 outlets.
    3. Begin use.

    Intertek Listed

    International 220 to 240v equipment is easily connected with available plug adapters. Access to 220 to 240 volt wiring is made easy, fast and safe without the heat and weight of a step-up transformer.

    Applications include technical equipment, computer servers, power tools, international appliances, air conditioners, air compressors, and exercise equipment.

    • 20 Ampere capacity, plus momentary over range for starting motors and similar demands.
    • To 4800 watts at 240 volts.
    • Duty cycle: Up to 3 hours at maximum amperage. Over 3 hours, 80% of maximum amperage, average.
    • Light weight:  Less than 4 pounds.
    • Small:  6.5 inches x 5 inches x 3 inches.
    • Portable, easy to use.
    • Silent.
    • Outlets for US/Canadian 220-240 volt straight blade (A220-20D) and locking plugs (A220-20L).


    ** Note: The Quick 220 Power Supply uses two outlets from two different circuits that are out of phase and not controlled by ground fault interupters (GFI's). The Quick 220 Power Supply has built in circuitry to test for the out of phase circuits. A separate tester is supplied to check the outlet for a GFI. Most buildings have numerous outlets that meet these two requirements.

    Intertek Listed

    1. 1. Certification. The Quick 220 Power Supplies conform to the fire and safety standards of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), CSA (Canadian Standards Association), and OSHA (United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.)
      1. UL and CSA publish product safety and testing standards for use in the United States and Canada. Quick 220 Power Supplies conform to UL Standard for Safety Power Units (UL1012) and to CSA Standard for General Use Power Supplies (CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 107.1.)
      2. Intertek Testing Services, an OSHA/CSA recognized laboratory, tested and certified the Quick 220 Power Supplies to both UL and CSA standards. Additionally, Intertek regularly inspects Quick 220 Systems to assure continuing compliance with the standards. Quick 220 Power Supplies are listed In the Directory of Intertek Certified Products and bear the Intertek "Listed" Certification Mark for both the US and Canada.
      3. UL, CSA, OSHA, and the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories address the safety of products that are brought into the home or business. The NEC (National Electrical Code) addresses the permanent wiring of buildings and other facilities. In general, if it is in the walls or a permanent part of the facility, NEC defines how to do it safely. If you can plug it in, then UL, CSA, OSHA, and the testing laboratories handle product safety.
    2. 2. Internal Safety Interlocks that function as follows:
      1. No power is available at the 240 volt outlet until BOTH 120 volt power cords are plugged into 120 volt outlets that are electrically out of phase. Should one of the 120 volt power cords lose power or become disconnected, ALL power is immediately cut off from 240 volt outlet. This protects the user and the equipment from the effects of the equipment receiving the wrong voltage by mistake or circumstance.
      2. Until a 120 volt power cord is connected to a 120 volt electrical source, it is electrically isolated from the electrical circuits of the Quick 220 Power Supply. This protects the user from accidental shock through the exposed plug contacts.
      3. If one of the 120 volt supply outlets of the building is wired incorrectly and has the hot and neutral lines reversed, the Quick 220 Power Supply stops any electricity from being connected to the 240 volt outlet. This prevents potential injury to the user and damage to the connected equipment.
    3. 3. A double pole circuit breaker is mounted in the side of the case, recessed to prevent accidental on/off switching. It is either a 15 or 20 ampere breaker, depending on the model Quick 220 Power Supply chosen. The breaker protects the item connected, the Quick 220 Power Supply, and the building wiring. Incidentally, the branch circuit breakers in the building perform the same functions at a different level. When extension cords are used, the user should use electrical cords of sufficient wire size for the ampere load as outlined in the instructions.

    Input Voltage and Amperage:

    • 108to 125 Volts AC, 60 HZ, non-GFI circuits, two circuits, out of phase
    • Model A220-15D: Two 72 inch power cords, 15 amperes maximum each line, NEMA 5-15 plugs
    • Model A220-20 (all): Two 72 inch power cords, 20 amperes maximum each line, NEMA 5-20 plugs

    Output Voltage:

    • Single Phase Input: 216 to 250 Volts AC (2 times input voltage)
    • Three Phase Input:187 to 216 Volts AC (1.732 times input voltage)

    Output Amperage:

    • Model A220-15D: 12A max. continuous; 15A max. at 80% on, 20% off (time), 3 hr. max. cycle
    • Model A220-20 (all): 16A max. continuous; 20A max. at 80% on, 20% off (time), 3 hr. max. cycle

    Output Power - Typical - Calculated from amperes drawn by equipment:

    • Model A220-15: 3450 watts at 230 volts, 3600 watts at 240 volts, 16,500 watts peak, typical at 230 volts.
    • Model A220-20 (all): 4600 watts at 230 volts, 4800 watts at 240 volts; 22,000 watts peak, typical at 230 volts.

    Output Receptacle:

    • Model A220-15D - straight blade, double outlet, NEMA 6-15R
    • Model A220-20D - straight blade, double outlet, NEMA 6-20R
    • Model A220-20L - locking, single outlet, NEMA L6-20R

    Power Consumption:

    • 8 watts, plus equipment connected


    Size:

    • Approximately 6-3/4 inches x 5 inches x 3 inches

    Weight:

    • A220-15D - 3.1 pounds; A220-20 (all) - 3.8 pounds

    Environment:

    • 35 to 95 degrees F, 85% relative humidity, max., non-condensing.
    • No explosive gases, dust or other materials.
    • Dry. Keep from water, oils or other liquids.
    • Avoid excessive dust.

    Limited Warranty:

    • One year, see warranty page for full text.

    U.S. Patent Number 5,977,658

    Assembled in USA

    Specifications may change due to product and material improvements.

    Operating Guide

    Read the complete instructions and safety information
    supplied with the Quick 220 Power Supply before use.



    Step 1

    Check 110/120 volt outlet with the tester supplied
    to make sure the outlet is wired correctly
    and does not have a ground fault interrupter in the circuit.


    Step 2

    Plug one of the Quick 220 Power Supply's cords
    into a 110/120 volt outlet.


    Step 3

    Plug the other power cord into a different outlet.
    Use an extension cord of appropriate length, as necessary.
    The two outlets will probably be farther
    from each other than shown in the picture.

    Step 4

    The amber lamp on the front cover will light when connection
    is made to an outlet on an independent circuit.
    If the lamp doesn't light, try different outlets until it does.
    Technically, an independent circuit is one
    that is 180 degrees out of phase with the first.
    In practice, Quick 220 systems automatically test for this.
    No special knowledge or action is required by the user.


    Step 5

    Plug equipment into the 220/240 volt outlet.
    Begin use.


    Safety Note

    Although power cords shown in the pictures are coiled for clarity,
    power cords should not be coiled while in use to prevent heat build up..

    Questions - Quick 220 Voltage Converter

    1. How does the Quick 220 Power Supply work?

    2. How do I use the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    3. What should I know about the 20 amp plugs on the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    4. What do you mean by "independent 110/120 volt outlets?"

    5. What size extension cords should I use?

    6. How much power can I draw from the 220/240 volt outlet?

    7. How much power does it take to convert 110/120volts to 220/240 volts?

    8. Safety?

    9. How large is the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    10. How do I connect to the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    11. What is meant by 110/115/120 volts and 220/230/240 volts?

    12. Does equipment designed for 50 Hz. operate on 60 Hz?

    13. How does 3 phase power affect the Quick 220 System?

    14. Do I need to use a 3 prong grounded outlet?

    15. What is the difference between the Quick 220 models?


    How does the Quick 220 Power Supply work?

    The Quick 220 Power Supply technically uses the fact that 220 / 240 volts AC is supplied to most facilities.  The 220 / 240 volts is divided into 110/120 volt circuits for distribution within the building. Using standard 110 / 120 volt outlets and the Quick 220, the user can quickly identify and connect to the separated 110 / 120 volt halves of the original 220 / 240, restoring the 220/240 volt AC option without adding new electrical circuits or wiring to the building.

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    How do I use the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    First, connect one of the Quick 220 Power Supply cords to a standard 110 / 120 volt outlet.

    Next, connect the second power cord from the Quick 220 Power Supply to an independent 110 / 120 volt outlet, using an extension cord if necessary. The "220-240 VOLTS" lamp will illuminate when you have the right outlet; if it doesn't illuminate, try a different outlet.

    220 / 240 volts is now available at the "220-240 VOLTS" outlet on the Quick 220 Power Supply. Plug in your 220 / 240 volt equipment and use it.

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    What should I know about the 20 ampere plugs on the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    The Quick 220 Power Supply's 20 ampere versions come with 20 ampere 110/120 volt plugs. Adapter cords are available so the 20 ampere systems may be used with 15 ampere outlets. The "P" at the end of the universal NEMA designation for these plug stands for plug.

    NEMA 5-15 Plug              NEMA 5-20 Plug

    15 A (NEMA 5-15)         20 A (NEMA 5-20)

    110/120 Volt Plugs

    The 3 prong outlet commonly found in homes is rated at 15 amperes even though the circuit may be 20 amperes. The 20 ampere outlet is commonly found in commercial buildings; one of the slots is shaped like a "T" to accept both 15 and 20 ampere plugs. Here is a photo showing the blade configuration of a 20 ampere outlet. The "R" at the end of the universal NEMA code for this outlet stands for receptacle.

    5-20r Outlet

    110-120V, 20A (NEMA 5-20R)

    Use of the 20 ampere plug with the 20 ampere Quick 220 Power Supply is necessary to meet U.S. and Canadian electrical standards.

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    What do you mean by "independent 110/120 volt outlets?"

    Technically, the AC voltage of the two outlets are 180 degrees out of phase. Practically, you find the independent outlet by moving the second power cord to different outlets until the amber light on the front panel goes on. About half the outlets in a building will be "independent" of the other half.

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    What size extension cords should I use?

    Use heavy duty, 12-3 AWG extension cords with 3 prong plugs for equipment loads over 13 amperes. Under 13 amperes, 16-3 AWG extension cords will do the job. These are available at most hardware and home centers.

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    How much power can I draw from the 220/240 volt outlet on the Quick 220 Power Supply? 

    The Quick 220 Power Supply will furnish 15 or 20 amperes, depending upon the model selected.

    If your equipment is rated in watts, 15 amperes at 220 volts is the same as 3300 watts and 20 amperes at 220 volts is the same as 4400 watts.

    For the 15 ampere (3300 watt) systems, momentary loads of 75 amperes or 16,500 watts can be supported. For the 20 ampere (4400 watt) systems, the momentary load is 100 amperes (22,000 watts). Momentary loads are often encountered when starting motors or when powering up electronic equipment. 

    One can not draw more current (amperes) from the wall outlet than its circuit breaker or fuse rating. This includes the current required by your 220/240 volt load plus any 110/120 volt item which may share the same circuit: lamps, stereos, hair dryers, etc. It may be necessary to disconnect the lamps, stereos, hair dryers, etc., if you trip a circuit breaker and need to reset it.

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    How much power does the Quick 220 Power Supply consume in converting 110/120 volts to 220/240 volts?

    Power consumption to operate the Quick 220 Power Supply is 8 watts under no load.The total actual power consumption is the power required by your 220/240 volt equipment plus 8 watts.  For example, Your equipment consumes 2000 watts, plus 8 watts for the Quick 220 Power Supply, is a total of 2008 watts.

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    Safety?

    To protect people and equipment, the Quick 220 Power Supply's automatic safety interlock blocks all power to the 220/240 volt outlet until electrical connections are complete and correct.  Should one of the cords become disconnected or loose power, all powered connections to the 220/240 volt outlet are immediately and simultaneously disconnected, including the exposed power cord.

    Internal test circuits are employed to assure wiring, polarity, and output voltage are correct. Safety circuits can be checked by listening to the Quick 220 Power Supply at the time it is connected to 110/120 volt power; it will click if safety circuits are operating. Intertek Listed US and Canada

    The Quick 220 power Supply conforms to the safety requirements of UL Standard 1012. It has been independently tested to this UL Standard by Intertek and has earned the right to bear the Intertek Listed Mark. Intertek is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for this testing.

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    How large is the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    About 6.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep by 3 inches high. It weighs less than 4 pounds.

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    How do I connect to the Quick 220 Power Supply?

    15 Ampere Models are supplied with two 36 inch power cords with standard 3 prong, NEMA 5-15, 110/120 volt plugs. A standard 3 wire extension cord will probably be necessary to reach the second independent circuit outlet. The 220/240 volt appliance is plugged directly into the Quick 220 Power Supply.20 Ampere Models are supplied with two 36 inch power cords with 20 ampere, NEMA 5-20 plugs. NEMA 5-20 outlets are commonly found in commercial buildings and can be identified by a "T" shaped blade slot. A 25 foot, 20 ampere extension cord with NEMA 5-20 male and female connectors is included. Two adaptor cords are included which permit use with 15 ampere NEMA 5-15 outlets, but down rate the system to 15 amperes.

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    What is meant by 110/115/120 volts and 220/230/240 volts?

    In North America, 110 volts, 115 volts and 120 volts are used interchangeably to describe the most common voltage range. This is the voltage level available through most outlets in the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Similarly, 220 volts, 230 volts and 240 volts refer to one voltage range. The sources of these seemingly different numbers is as follows:

    1. The 110 volt and 220 volt designations are older and are familiar terminology, but are not now commonly used in either product design or by electric utilities.
    2. The 115 volt and 230 volt terminology comes from equipment design standards.  Equipment is typically designed to operate at 115 or 230 volts plus or minus 10%.
    3. Electric utilities typically deliver electricity at 120 volts or 240 volts plus or minus 5% at the transformer. 
    When one subtracts the several volts lost between the electric utility's transformer and your equipment, you get a good match between the voltage the electric utility delivers and the voltage your equipment was designed to use.

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    Does equipment designed for 50 Hz. operate on 60 Hz?

    In North America, electricity is supplied at 60 Hertz (Hz.) In most of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and South America, 50 Hz. is the standard.  For most equipment, this difference is not a problem. In some cases, motors will run 20% faster on 60 Hz versus 50 Hz. (This is a problem with electric clocks!) Radios and televisions are a special problem: broadcast frequencies are country and region specific. If you have questions, please call us.

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    How does 3 phase power affect the Quick 220 System?

    Should the 110/120 volts come from a 3 phase electrical system, sometimes found in commercial or industrial settings, the output will be 208 volts.

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    Do I need to use 3 prong grounded wall outlets?

    Yes, 3 pronged grounded wall outlets are necessary for safe operation.  Do not use adapters and do not remove grounding pin from plug.

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    What is the difference between the Quick 220 models?

    The Quick 220 Power Supply shown in this web site is the latest model of this product.  The designator "Power Supply" has been adopted because it is more electrically accurate.  In the past, the more functionally descriptive names "Voltage Converter" and "Power Tap" were used. Since the Quick 220's introduction, all models have used the same technology, incorporating patented safety circuits to obtain 220/240 volts from 110/120 volt outlets.

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