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    *SHIPS WITHIN 1 - 2 WORKING DAYS UNIVERSAL CHARGING - Lectron's portable charger for J1772 EVs comes with a NEMA 5-15 plug, providing up to 6 mile...

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    Lectron Level 1/2 EV Charger - 110V 16 Amps with 21 ft Extension Cord - Compatible with J1772 EVs

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    *SHIPS WITHIN 1 - 2 WORKING DAYS NEMA 5-15 CHARGER - Boosting 110V (Level 1 charger only) up to 16A, connect the charger to a voltage transformer o...

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  • J1772 NEMA 5-15 Plug Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger & J1772 to Tesla Adapter Bundle (110V 16A Level 1) | Brand New
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    ONE BUNDLE TO CHARGE BOTH YOUR TESLA AND J1772 COMPATIBLE EV PACKAGE INCLUDES: ONE (1) 16A J1772 NEMA 5-15 Charger & ONE (1) J1772 to Tesla Ada...

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    PACKAGE INCLUDES: ONE (1) 16A J1772 NEMA 5-15 Charger & ONE (1) J-Hook Nozzle Holster Dock *SHIPS WITHIN 1 - 2 WORKING DAYS NEMA 5-15 EV CHARGE...

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    ONE BUNDLE TO CHARGE YOUR J1772 EV ON THE ROAD AND AT HOME PACKAGE INCLUDES: ONE (1) 16A J1772 NEMA 5-15 Charger & ONE (1) Tesla to J1772 Adapt...

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    J1772 NEMA 5-15 Plug EV Charger & J1772 to Tesla Adapter with Mount Bundle (110V 16A Level 1) | Brand New

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    ONE BUNDLE TO CHARGE BOTH YOUR TESLA AND J1772 COMPATIBLE EV PACKAGE INCLUDES: ONE (1) 16A J1772 NEMA 5-15 Charger, ONE (1) J1772 to Tesla Adapter,...

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  • Lectron Level 1 / Level 2 Portable Tesla Charger (12 Amp / 32 Amp) with Dual Charging Plugs (NEMA 5-15 & 14-50) - Compatible with All Tesla Models
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    Lectron Level 1 / Level 2 Portable Tesla Charger (12 Amp / 32 Amp) with Dual Charging Plugs (NEMA 5-15 & 14-50) - Compatible with All Tesla Models

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    *SHIPS WITHIN 1 - 2 WORKING DAYS UNIVERSAL CHARGING - This charger is compatible with Tesla or any EV that uses the North American Charging Standar...

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NEMA 5-15

In the world of electric power, there are two major types of plugs: NEMA and IEC. NEMA stands for "National Electrical Manufacturers Association," while IEC stands for "International Electrotechnical Commission."

Both organizations have been working independently on developing standards that help identify what type of appliance a certain plug is meant to fit into.

NEMA is predominant in North America, while IEC is used in Europe and Australia. As such, we'll be focusing on NEMA, as they directly relate to our nation's electrical grid.

What Are NEMA Plugs?

NEMA plugs have a standardized shape, with two flat prongs (or "blades") perpendicular to each other and one grounding prong. This standard is referred to as the 1-15 NEMA receptacle, and it's meant to work on AC circuits up to 125 volts.

In the USA, these plugs are generally used on electric devices that have high current needs, such as hair dryers, coffee makers, and air conditioners. The construction of the plugs is sturdy and robust, with an outer casing around the prongs for protection. They can all be plugged into a standard installed wall outlet (also called a NEMA 1-15 plug).

A NEMA cord is designed with grounding in mind since they have three prongs and not just two. In the USA, only NEMA 1-15 plugs can be used on standard household outlets (corresponding receptacles), but NEMA 5-15 plugs and NEMA 14-50 plugs (for dryer receptacles) can also be used.

NEMA 5-15 Description

The NEMA 5-15P is the standard three-pronged cord that you use in your home, office, and other places. It is a 120-volt service, which means that it can carry up to 120 volts of electrical current.

The easiest way to distinguish a NEMA 5-15 from other plugs is by its three rectangular prongs: two flat (or “straight”) prongs on top and a rounded, triangular-shaped prong on the bottom. The shape of these three prongs makes it difficult for the plug to fit into receptacles that are rated for non-grounded (or “two-prong”) plugs.

The NEMA 5-15 is also known as a household plug due to its common use in household receptacles, although it is also used in many other settings, such as offices and schools.

Since the 120-volt service provides a relatively low level of power, this type of plug is typically only used for items that require less energy on contact or are plugged into stationary places like wall sockets instead of extension cords.

While the NEMA 5-15 is still in use today, it has started to be replaced with newer versions that provide more power or are equipped with additional safety features. For example, the NEMA 5-20 and 5-30 have a special grounding mechanism called a round pin ground plug (RPGP), which prevents users from accidentally getting twisted or inserting these plugs into grounded receptacles.

On the other hand, some newer appliances are designed specifically to be compatible with the NEMA 14-30 plug, which is used for higher-powered applications, such as heating systems or electric vehicle recharging stations.

Overall, the NEMA 5-15 remains one of the most popular types of electrical plugs in use today due to its easy compatibility with a wide range of items and its ability to connect to household receptacles. If you’re looking to use an electric appliance in your home or office, then the NEMA 5-15 is a great choice for ensuring that it can be safely plugged in and used.

Features of NEMA 5-15

There are several features of NEMA 5-15 plugs that make them the most popular for use in homes and commercial buildings.

NEMA stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and their standards are used by many manufacturers to ensure that their products meet certain criteria for safety and compatibility in residential and industrial settings.

One of the standout features of NEMA 5-15 plugs is that they are designed to work with both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC). While most modern equipment uses AC, there is still a significant amount of DC electronics used, as well.

So whereas others are either incompatible or vary in compatibility, the 5-15 line will ensure complete power to the receptacle.

Because of this compatibility, NEMA 5-15 plugs are also appropriate for use with most electronics. Another feature of NEMA 5-15P plugs is that they are designed to support a wide range of voltages and currents.

This allows the plug to power many different types of gear, from large devices like washing machines and dryers to small appliances like curling irons and space heaters.

How Does It Work?

NEMA 5-15P plugs work by connecting both poles to an ungrounded cord and one leg of the circuit. Electricity moves from the circuit, through the wiring, and to the appliance that is plugged into the outlet.

The cord alternates, so a 60-hertz AC current travels along the live leg, through the load, and back on the ungrounded leg.

What Other Types of NEMA Plugs Are There?

In addition to NEMA 5-15P plugs, there are also other types of plugs. These include the 5-20 and 6-15, which involve minor differences in voltage rating (120/250 volts for the former versus 125 volts/250 volts for the latter), as well as the 7-15 (125/250 volts) and 15-50 (125/208V).

Like the NEMA 5-15R, all of these stock plugs can be found in either a single-pole or a double-pole power configuration. Moreover, some feature NEMA locking connectors.

These serve to ensure constant contact by preventing accidental disconnection of each cord and cable and to promote safety and consumer satisfaction. They were designed with some basic principles in mind: efficiency, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Alternative types include the NEMA 10-30 connector, which is commonly used to connect a line-to-neutral circuit. This type of stock NEMA plug is usually found in older homes that were built before modern safety regulations went into effect.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the NEMA 5-15 Connector?
Stock NEMA connections are designed to create and provide polarity, ensuring that the live cord can only be plugged into receptacles in one direction. This polarity prevents dangerous electrical shocks while also providing a sense of security and reliability to consumers. These present a standard three-pronged design, making them compatible with both residential and commercial settings.

How Does The NEMA 5-15 Connector Work?
These plug adapters work by connecting a grounded 3-conductor, straight blade plug to an ungrounded receptacle. The NEMA 5-15 connector features two prongs and a ground pin, which are used to distribute power safely across the connected device. One is a neutral blade, while the other blade is hot (green).

What are NEMA Connectors?
These are electrical plugs that are used to connect power cords and other electrical devices. They come in a variety of different sizes and styles, each designed to suit different applications. They accommodate both commercial and industrial settings and are commonly found in homes, offices, facilities, and other locations.

What are the most common types of NEMA plugs?
There are many types of plugs, which are used in a variety of applications. The most common types include the NEMA 5-15R, which is typically used with 120V receptacles and 15A draw. Another popular type is the NEMA 6-20, which has a 20A rating and can be found commonly on 240V receptacles in North America.