Max. no. of receptacles per circuit?


Old 07-24-07, 05:05 PM
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Max. no. of receptacles per circuit?

Is there any guideline on what is the maximum safe number of receptacles to put on a 20A living room/family room receptacle circuit? Is 10 too many?
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Old 07-24-07, 05:14 PM
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In Canada you are limited to 12 outlets per circuit nomatter if 15 or 20 amp.

In USA there is no limit. If you know what is being connected to the circuit then you should not load it more than 80%. Planning is important to not overload the circuit. If you are fixing a basement and think you might ned a small space heater now and then, Plan for it. Make a circuit with only one or two receptacles in the area where the heater might be used.

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