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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have seen adapters used on new construction temp poles that use the 220 plug to convert to 110.
Many of the temp poles we (carpenters) come across on job sites, only 1 of 2 of the 110 plugs are working. Calling the super to have it fixed takes half the day if were lucky.
I realize using 1 leg of the 220 we can have 110. If I take a 220 male plug (similar to regular 110 plug, with one prong sideways) and only use one leg, do I connect the neutral and ground together to complete the 3-wire from the other end (110 female)?
I wouldn't be making any changes to the pole itself, and realize I would lose protection from the large breaker on the pole.

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I see the problem of only being a 3 prong vs 4 prong.

I will stay with using the 110 (none of my tools are 220 capable). Normally the poles are so overloaded with users of 110 and not 220. It must have been a 4 prong plug on the pole I've seen people using an adapter.

Thanks for the replies
 
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