Switched Outlet with 4 way

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Old 08-09-04, 09:12 AM
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Cool Switched Outlet with 4 way

Continuing with remodeling and rewiring - plan for a switched outlet. This circuit will be 20 amp - all 12/2 and 12/3 wire between outlet and switches. I bought 20 amp receptacles (I know you can use 15 amp receptacles with 20 amp breaker) but could only find a 15 amp 4-way switch. I now have 3 switches that are 15 amp (2 3-ways and 1 4-way) to create the switched outlet controlled by 3 switches but want to know if it's OK to use the 20 amp outlets? I will also have 2 other non-switched outlets on this circuit - was planning all outlets to be 20 amp but can easily use 15 amp - does it matter?

Plan is for power into switched outlet - then to switch 1 (3-way) to switch 2 (4-way) to switch 3 (3-way) - 12/2 in to outlet - 12/2 to switch 1 from outlet - 12/3 between switches.
 
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If I were using 15 amp switches then I would only use a 15 amp outlet. Don't ask for trouble.
 
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Thanks, I plan to use all 15 amp switches and receptacles. Should I change the breaker to a 15 amp instead of 20 amp?
 
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No need.undefined
 
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Old 08-17-04, 04:55 PM
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Your wiring plan sounds fine as well.
 
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