20-amp plug-ins are your standard house plug-in with 2 straight flat prongs and 1 round prong. Here is an example of the female plug-in for 50-amp: This is an example of the male plug-in for 30-amp: Now that the types of connections have been established you need to decide which version you have.
What is a 30 amp hookup?
A 30 amp plug has three prongs – a 120 volt hot wire, a neutral wire and a ground wire – and is generally used on RVs with lower load requirements. A 50 amp plug has four prongs – two 120 volt hot wires, a neutral wire and a ground wire – that supply two separate 50 amp, 120 volt feeds.
What is the difference between a 20 amp and 30 amp outlet?
The difference between the 20a and 30a is the plug. If you have a standard polarized plug with two vertical prongs and one ground prong get the 20a. If your outlet has one vertical and one horizontal prong with the grounding prong get the 30a.
Can you run lights on a 20 amp circuit?
Yes it can. Different areas have rules for load on a circuit. As long as you dont have load issues you are fine doing this. Lots of people dont mix receptacles and overhead lighting to keep the room lit if there is a power failure on one however this is not a hard rule and is just good practice.