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Topic # 138928 21-Jan-2014 23:01 Send private message

The air conditioning unit I describe here (with pics): http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=141&topicid=138853

...has a 240v power cable wired directly into a wall plate with a single switch.

There are also a couple of fuses and relays for the unit in my switch box.

Just wondering if it is nessecary that it is wired into the wall directly (like some ovens) or if I could replace the wall plate with a standard power outlet and add a plug to the cable so that I can put a basic 240v plug in timer in between?





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435 posts

Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 981802 7-Feb-2014 13:23 Send private message

The debate over what is/isn't legal should probably be raged along in this thread insted: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=4&topicid=138971

I realise the way I posed the question caused some ambiguity about what exactly I was asking.

It should have been something more like;


I have an A/C unit wired directly into the wall (as pictured/described).

Question 1: Why are some home appliances are wired into the wall without a plug (my oven, dishwasher, A/C)?

Question 2: In my case would a (properly trained and certified) electrician be able to (with the landlords consent) re-wire it so that it had a standard power plug into the wall?

Question 3: If so, would it be possible to place a standard power plug timer between the A/C unit and wall plug to turn it off at a certain time?


...that is all. But I guess trolls gonna troll..





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