20 amp SWITCHES on 20a circuit


Old 05-31-04, 06:28 PM
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20 amp SWITCHES on 20a circuit

I read the post on 15 amp receptacles on a 20 amp circuit..but I must add, are 15 amp switches allowed on a 20 amp circuit that control a 15 amp receptacle?

And...I have a combo switch/outlet that is 15 amp rated. The switch controls a 15 amp GFCI down the road. Do I need to change it if it resides on the 20 amp circuit? Thanks.
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Old 05-31-04, 11:08 PM
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As long as the switch is not switching more than 15 amps of load, it can be a 15-amp switch.

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