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  1. VXtanyaXV

    VXtanyaXV

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Hi,
    I have an electrical plug that looks like the female end of a computer power cord:
    The plugs (holes) are closer together than regular 3-holed plugs. (It is 115v)

    I need to get something (an adapter (?)) so I can plug the usual 3 pronged (male) plug (or in this case a 2 pronged plug) into it.

    I do not know what I should look for?
    Please advise
    Thank you
     
  2. VXtanyaXV

    VXtanyaXV

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    Jan 14, 2010
    Hi,
    Thank you for replying and for the links.

    What is the name or model number for the power cord receptacles for computers?
    And for the 3-prong / plug household cords / ends?

    The problem turns out to be requirement for a GFCI plug.
    I read there is a button on the plug that can be seen if it is a GFCI. - I do not see any although it is supposed to be a GFCI
    "The National Electrical Code requires the use of ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlets outdoors"

    I guess an adapter would not be able to convert a non-GFCI nto a GFCI (of the household type)

    Thanks
     
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