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Not every kiln model will use the same kind of receptacle.
This should help you to choose the correct receptacle for the kiln that you have.

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Not every kiln model will use the same kind of receptacle. Below are some power supply receptacles listed according to the number of volts and amperes. This should help you to choose the correct receptacle for the kiln that you have. Kilns that are what is called hard wired or direct wire do not use a receptacle, instead, they are permanently wired into an electrical circuit of the room or building that they will be used in. Each receptacle is identified by voltage and amperage as well as the NEMA designation.

NEMA is the abbreviation for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
NEMA is the largest trade organization in the United States representing the interests of electro industry manufacturers. Its 575 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and end use of electricity.

Many of NEMA's voluntary standards have been approved as American National Standards or adopted by the Federal Government. Over 350 NEMA standards cover a wide range of subjects including telecommunication systems, motors, generators, electrical enclosures, electrical wiring, power guidelines for X-Ray machines and many more subjects.

When buying a receptacle to plug your kiln into, be sure and check so that you know what the volts and amps are for your kiln. It will save you time, as you can see each one has a different prong pattern.

electric plug 2
120 Volt, 15 Amp, NEMA 5-15R

electric plug 1
Typical Household Receptacle 120 Volt, 20 Amp, NEMA 5-20R

electric plug 3
240 Volt, 20 Amp, NEMA 6-20R

electric plug 4
240 Volt, 30 Amp, NEMA 6-30R

electric plug 6
240 Volt, 50 Amp, NEMA 6-50R

electric plug 5
240 Volt, 30 Amp, NEMA 10-30R
(available by request)

electric plug 7
240V, 50 Amp, NEMA 1-50R
(available by request)

Most kilns require 220 power and because most homes normally have only 120 power, you will have to have an electrician wire 220 into your fuse box and have at least a 50 amp fuse to make sure it can safely carry the load required to operate your kiln. Always check the plate on the side of your kiln that gives you the volts and amperes for that particular model. It is better to be safe than sorry!!

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