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Also, the microwave says "NEMA Plug" with an image of an upside

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Also, the microwave says "NEMA Plug" with an image of an upside 3 prong plug. What does this mean?

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AssuredElectrical :

Nema is the standard used for configurations of the prongs. The Nema number provides the information.

AssuredElectrical :

What do you mean by "upside 3 prong"?

AssuredElectrical :

Here is the plug that is used with standard receptacles. It is a Nema 5-15P

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AssuredElectrical :

Yes, that is standard on the microwave

AssuredElectrical :

Same as on any electrical appliance operating at 120 volts

Customer:

Our plugs have the "G' part at the bottom. But, Nema 5-15P is a standard 120v, correct? We just plug the cord in upside down, correct?

AssuredElectrical :

Yes, that is correct.

AssuredElectrical :

The make the cords with different directions for plugging in the wall. Some are straight up, some upside down and some even sideways. But all fit the receptacle

AssuredElectrical :

5-15 is the key

Customer:

Great, thanks!

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