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Old 01-11-2017, 11:36 PM
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The horizontal slot on a 20A outlet and the corresponding prongs on a 20A plug are indeed there to identify the circuit as a 20A circuit and prevents 20A devices (like treadmills for example) from being plugged into 15A circuits.

There really isn't any inherent safety issue with a custom cord having a 15A plug and 20A IEC in and of itself...what I do have a problem with is if frequent nuisance breaker trips now lead the homeowner to change out the 15A breaker to a 20A breaker because of the use of this "cheater" cord. This is a big no-no because it would then overload the 14AWG wiring to the outlet.
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Typically the cables themselves are rated to handle 20 amps but they offer them with 15 or 20 amp IEC depending upon the gear being used. You can see that Nordost offers these power cable connection options here for their Valhalla and similar for their other cables.
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