20 amp circuits/15 amp fixtures?


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Old 05-27-03, 05:22 PM
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20 amp circuits/15 amp fixtures?

I am running new 20 amp circuits in the detached workshop and I have a box of working 15 amp rated outlets and switches. Is this a no brainer?
 
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Old 05-27-03, 05:24 PM
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It is ok to use 15 amp receptacles on a 20amp circuit.
 
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Old 05-27-03, 05:35 PM
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Thanks.
 
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Old 05-28-03, 09:57 AM
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Further clarification - for a dedicated 20 amp circuit with only a simplex receptacle connected this receptacle must be rated 20 amps.

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