Model # 38B-BOX

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Eaton Commercial and Industrial 30 Amp Flush Mount Dryer Power Receptacle with 3-Wire Non-Grounding, Brown

Discontinued Eaton

Commercial and Industrial 30 Amp Flush Mount Dryer Power Receptacle with 3-Wire Non-Grounding, Brown

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Product Overview

The Eaton 38B Commercial and Industrial Flush Mount Power Receptacle features a heavy duty-design and construction which make this device ideal for any high amperage industrial or commercial connectivity application. Commercial Grade flush receptacle has 3-pole, 3-wire non-grounding. This product is made for replacement use in older homes with 3-wire dryer connection points. The Eaton 38B Commercial and Industrial Flush Mount Power Receptacle is made of quality materials and comes with a 10-year limited warranty. Eaton offers innovative wiring solutions that increase productivity, energy efficiency and safety on the jobsite and at home. Eaton has been a trusted name in electrical products for over 175-years and is headquartered in Peachtree, GA and has international manufacturing and distribution facilities.

  • Heavy gauge galvanized steel mounting strap and glass-reinforced nylon body
  • Fits 1 or 2 gang enclosures
  • For use with copper or aluminum wire
  • Patented lay-in terminals that accept up to #4 AWG wire
  • Feature concentric knockouts and an adjustable cord clamp to allow wiring from back to bottom
  • Comes in a brown finish
  • 10-year limited warranty

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Brand Eaton Eaton Eaton Eaton
Ratings (0) (3) (1) (1)
Outlet Location Wall Wall Wall Wall
Indoor/Outdoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor Indoor Indoor/Outdoor
Number of Outlets 2 1 2 1
Maximum Amperage (amps) 15 30 20 50
Outlet Type Duplex Single Single Single
Electrical Features No Additional Features No Additional Features No Additional Features No Additional Features
Voltage (volts) 125 125/250 125 250
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1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
10-year limited warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can i ise 10/3 wire and how would the wire hook up on a 30 amp double pole circuit breaker?

Asked by: Shellshell
If the wire is true 10/3, the 3 wires are insulated - no bare copper earth ground. 90%+ of all homes in the US have grounded neutrals, essentially all the white wires (neutral) and all the bare copper wires go into a common grounding bar in your circuit box. 250 volt in a house usually comes from the street into your circuit box split up such that one of the 250 volt wires to the neutral gives 125 volts, and the other 250 volt wire also gives 125 volts to neutral. If your 250 volt appliance (range, dryer) needs 125 volt to run some lights or other devices, then you must hook up all three wires. But even in you don't need 125 volt for lights, hooking up the neutral may give you earth grounding for the appliance. Be careful to follow whatever color code scheme you pick all the way back to the circuit box. In general you need a double pole breaker (30 amp) in your circuit box. One 250 volt wire (say black) runs to one screw of the breaker, the other 250 volt wire (say red) runs to the other screw in the breaker, and the third wire (say white) goes to the grounding bar in the circuit box. For this receptacle, the 2 straight blades are where the 250 volt wires go (black and red in this example) and the angled blade takes the neutral (white.) If your wire is 10/2 w/G, 2 wires are insulated and the third is bare copper. You can get by with 10/2 w/G by using the bare copper as the neutral. All this discussion is for older appliances and receptacles. Modern wires and receptacles for 250 volt appliances are 4-wire, and use (for 30 amp) 10/3 w/G. If you have any doubts about any of this, I suggest you contact a licensed electrician in your area.
Answered by: NealEE
Date published: 2017-04-30

What is the difference between being non-grounding & grounded? Doesn't there have to be a ground wire?

Asked by: NNJE
This is a North America [NA] product, so none of this applies to Europe/Asia. Ground has 3 common definitions, the ground called COMMON, usually the white wire for the black/white wires used in US 120 VAC wiring. Another type of ground is called NEUTRAL and that term applies here to this 30 AMP receptacle, and the other type of ground is called EARTH GROUND, which this 30 AMP receptacle DOESN'T HAVE. This receptacle is only used if your existing wiring is typical early era wiring for dryers and other 240 VAC appliances and loads with only 3 wires available and otherwise no metallic conduit nor other means of a separate EARTH GROUND. Some local electrical codes may require you upgrade your system to 4 wire, but in the end the (hopefully well-informed) decision is yours. If you are planning a new 240 VAC appliance wiring, run a 4-wire system from your circuit box and use a 4-prong receptacle, sized appropriately. These 4 wires, and their matching prongs are LOAD1, LOAD2, NEUTRAL, and EARTH GROUND. All 120 VAC residential wiring, that I'm aware of, is what is called grounded common. The white wire is attached to a bar inside the circuit box that is supposed to be connected to earth ground. And for 3 wire 240 VAC applications, the NEUTRAL is attached to this ground bar, which is supposed to be attached to earth ground. And 4 wire 240 VAC applications, the green EARTH GROUND is also attached to the ground bar. A separate earth ground wire (either bare copper or green insulation color) helps insure that the appliance is earth grounded, so no matter what mistakes or faults or failures or wire-swaps may occur in your premises, electrical conducting surfaces of your appliance is earth grounded. This 30 AMP receptacle is grounded by definition of the NEUTRAL, but it DOES NOT HAVE AN EARTH GROUND.
Answered by: NealEE
Date published: 2017-06-11
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Customer Reviews

Commercial and Industrial 30 Amp Flush Mount Dryer Power Receptacle with 3-Wire Non-Grounding, Brown is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product. Excellent product.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Receptable match the plug on my dryer Quality product, worked as needed. I was constructing a laundry room and installed a electric dryer and the receptacle matched my dryer plug
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the receptacle is good for laptops made in ireland & dryers. this receptacle is the type prongs found in Ireland but round & it can be put on a gfci 30 amp breaker for the kitchen & afci for the bedroom.
Date published: 2015-04-22
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