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5-20R Question for You Sparkies

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  • 5-20R Question for You Sparkies

    Is there any NEC code restriction for using 5-20R outlets? Actually, these would be the 5-15 / 5-20 combo type outlets. All my shop wiring is 12AWG/20A breakers. Thanks.

  • #2
    As long as you are on 12 I doubt there is an issue.


    • #3
      You're good to go. The applicable language can be found in Art. 210 of the NEC. On a 20-ampere rated circuit, you can't use a 15-ampere rated receptacle. If what yo have specifies both 15 and 20 ampere ratings, then you're OK.

      Last edited by hankj; 11-08-2008, 02:18 PM.


      • #4
        Thanks guys!


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