1 Reply Latest reply: Jun 6, 2012 7:03 PM by Chris Knout RSS

What is the difference between a 5-20P and a L5-20P?

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A 5-20P is a standard straight prong plug or receptacle. If there is a L in the plug or receptacle description such as L5-20P  this tells you that it is a Locking style outlet. Locking means the once the plug is inserted into the receptacle it is twisted to lock it into place.

 

     

 

             TWIST AND LOCK L5-20P                                                      STRAIGHT BLADE 5-20P

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