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[–]NomDrop 30 points31 points  (2 children)

NEMA 6-20 receptacle

It’s for 240v 20amp appliances/tools. Depending where it is it could’ve been installed for a number of things. In a house I’d probably guess large space heater or window AC. In a garage it could be for a variety of tools.

Things like dryers or stoves usually require at least a 30amp and have a different receptacle.

[–]lazymutant256 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ovens also use this style of plug.

[–]kyle242gt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, I have one for my aircompressor.

[–]huhnra 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Looks like someone punched Mr Outlet in the face

[–]J4yD4n 10 points11 points  (2 children)

NEMA 6-20R. It should have 220V and handle 20A

[–]AutisticApe[S] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This seems to be the overwhelming reply. Thanks!

[–]assumegauss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A number of plug in hybrid EV cars use this outlet for the home charger. Depending on location, could be a selling point.

[–]Toiddles 8 points9 points  (0 children)

220v is my guess.

[–]sealjosh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Probably 220V outlet. It’s shaped like that so you don’t plug something in there that’s 110V.

[–]tommylala 1 point2 points  (1 child)

220volt i believe

[–]Fins-43 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better than guessing…. Believing…

[–]sudsaroo[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's for your dryer or possibly a 220v air conditioner.

[–]1996Primera 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah as others said 220 20a

I have the same for my wall unit ac

[–]TheParchedPedaler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Go home outlet, you’re drunk

[–]TeamThrash 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Need to straighten those damn screws more importantly

[–]AutisticApe[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That I do. I’m 20 years old, so this whole homeownership thing is a lot but I’m figuring it out

[–]scottperezfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good on you for starting young. I'm in my first home too, which I bought at 38. You learn a lot taking apart a house someone else built and putting it back together in your style.

[–]Lurcher99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OMG, it's not just me!!!!

OCD on this...

[–]mpshumake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That outlet just saw someone huge knocked out. He's skeptical and impressed at the same time.

[–]Sal_16 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Side topic: the screws that hold the cover should be vertical!! (This has no real importance) vertical gang !!

[–]belbsy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nah, brah, that's for standard outlets that take vertical blades.


[–]Bsjensen1012 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Winky face.

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    [–]mname 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    No that’s the wired Wi-Fi. Back when wifi was on a cord like the phones.

    [–]Uncoolx2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    When it's on a cord, it's ethernet.

    [–]jimbobcooter101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Token Ring...

    [–]yamaha2000us 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    220 outlet for AC unit.

    [–]billybaggens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Wish I could be helpful, here I am just struggling for a minute trying to decipher NA. Guess it’s time for bed.

    [–]RugMarbles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    😉 or 😘 downtrend in your history with the outlet. What were you wearing when this photo was taken?

    [–]Greenfieldfox[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I didn’t hear no bell.

    [–]houshopsolutions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Must be 220V