## Can I plug a 20 amp cord into a 30 amp outlet?

As long as both are rated for 240 volts yes you can. The 30 amp outlet can supply up 30 amps before the circuit breaker is tripped. Since the air condition only needs 20 amps, it will pull 20 of the 30 available amps from the outlet and work just fine.

Can you plug a 20 amp plug into a 15 amp outlet?

Yes. In North America, 20-amp outlets are designed to fit either 15-amp or 20-amp plugs. And it’s perfectly safe to run an appliance on a circuit rated for higher current. What is not safe is to run a 20-amp appliance on a 15-amp circuit.

### What are 20 amp circuits used for?

A 20-amp receptacle is for heavy-duty appliances and power tools, such as air compressors. Residential garages occasionally have 20-amp receptacles to accommodate larger power tools. The term “amp” is short for “ampere.”

Is 15 amps better than 20 amps?

20-amp circuits are designed for a heavier load of electrical current than 15-amp circuit breakers. For commercial and industrial power distribution, the circuit breakers will have a higher amperage.

## Can a camper run on 20 amp?

A 20 amp outlet isn’t enough to power and run an RV air conditioner. RV air conditioners need a minimum of 30 amps to run, but you won’t have any power left over for anything else.

What’s the difference between 20 amp and 30 amp?

The difference between the 20a and 30a is the plug. If you have a standard polarized plug with two vertical prongs and one ground prong get the 20a. If your outlet has one vertical and one horizontal prong with the grounding prong get the 30a.

### How do I know if an outlet is 15 or 20 amps?

Look at your outlet. If the two slots are parallel, it is a 15 amp outlet. If one slot is ‘T’ shaped and the other is straight, it is a 20 amp outlet that will also accept 15 amp plugs. If the two slots are perpendicular the outlet is 20 amp only.

How do you tell if your outlet is 15 or 20 amps?