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Thread: Amperage Issue

  1. #1
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    Default Amperage Issue

    If the breaker is 20A and the wire is 12 gauge, must I use 20A outlets - or can I use 15A?

  2. #2
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    Columbiana, Alabama
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    Default Re: Amperage Issue

    If you just connect one receptacle to the breaker it must be rated for 20A. If you connect more than one they can all be 15A.

    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, http://thesemi-retiredelectrician.com

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