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AP7911 PDU w NEMA L6-30P for home use?

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AP7911 PDU w NEMA L6-30P for home use?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/26/2013


Hi guys. I bought this pdu for my home computer lab and it arrived with NEMA L6-30P
connector. 

Is it at all possible to connect this to a dedicated breaker on my electrical
panel at my house?
  i live in Ontario Canada.

I’ve been doing my own research on the internet and mostly the answer has been ‘no’.
Any ideas? Specs below. Thanks very much in advance for all replies!

AP7911 Switched Power Distribution Unit, Input: 208V, Input Connections: NEMA
L6-30P, Cord Length:10 feet ( 3.05 meters ), Output: 208V, Output Connections:
IEC 320 C13

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Re: AP7911 PDU w NEMA L6-30P for home use?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/26/2013


This guide can help you pick a better 120V PDU -> http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/JKUR-8B2SG2/JKUR-8B2SG2_R1_EN.pdf

I'd probably just return this and get an 120V PDU to better deal with this problem. Any plug modifications would need to require to local code. I think the PDU itself would operate at 120V but I can't say if the same thresholds for voltage would remain true (+/- 10% nominal) and if there would be any long term damage.

Here is our policy on changing plugs -> http://www.apc.com/support/index?page=content&country=US〈=en&id=FA156150

My official recommendation is what Battman said or return this PDU and get a 120V one.

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Re: AP7911 PDU w NEMA L6-30P for home use?

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This is a 208 Volt rated PDU, and the only power you'll get out of your house is either 120 or 240 ( 32 volts too high). Not to mention its illegal to hardwire this into a breaker in your electrical panel. To use it you'd either need a plug in (or hardwired) 240 to 208 volt step down transformer, or if you want to UPS your lab, get a 240 volt input UPS with 208 volts output option.

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Re: AP7911 PDU w NEMA L6-30P for home use?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 8/26/2013


This guide can help you pick a better 120V PDU -> http://www.apcmedia.com/salestools/JKUR-8B2SG2/JKUR-8B2SG2_R1_EN.pdf

I'd probably just return this and get an 120V PDU to better deal with this problem. Any plug modifications would need to require to local code. I think the PDU itself would operate at 120V but I can't say if the same thresholds for voltage would remain true (+/- 10% nominal) and if there would be any long term damage.

Here is our policy on changing plugs -> http://www.apc.com/support/index?page=content&country=US〈=en&id=FA156150

My official recommendation is what Battman said or return this PDU and get a 120V one.