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Model A220-20L 20 Amp Power Supply Twist Locking Outlet
Part No: -A220-20L
Price Ea: $245.00
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.
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.
** 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.
8 watts, plus equipment connected
U.S. Patent Number 5,977,658
Assembled in USA
Specifications may change due to product and material improvements.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
About 6.5 inches wide by 5 inches deep by 3 inches high. It weighs less than 4 pounds.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Yes, 3 pronged grounded wall outlets are necessary for safe operation. Do not use adapters and do not remove grounding pin from plug.
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.