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I have a yuropoor coffee machine that I want to run off my 240V stove outleti, so I'm thinking of making an extension cord ending in a box with two outlets, one for the 14-50 plug off the stove, and one for the coffee machine (and a 15A breaker wired with the coffee machine's plug, in case something stupid happens).

Can I use a basic 120V plug and outlet (which I already have lying around) for that part? Lop the weird euro-plug end off the power cord and replace it with a normal one. Or does it actually need to be a 240V plug/outlet (which I don't already have and would have to buy)? Are 120V-rated connectors actually at risk of arcing through their insulation if they have 240V pushed through them? I haven't looked up NEMA standards or insulator breakdown voltage yet because I'm lazy.



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