Can outlets and lights be on same breaker?


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Old 04-14-09, 02:36 PM
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Can outlets and lights be on same breaker?

Can outlets and lights be on the same breaker? or should there be a breaker for lights and one for outlets?
 
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Old 04-14-09, 02:53 PM
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Simple answer yes if this is a general propose circuit ( not in the code as a dedicated circuit such as thoughs found in kitchens for frig etc..).
You will have a restriction on the number of outlets and receptacles that can go on a circuit.
 
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Old 04-14-09, 03:09 PM
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If you can tell use what the outlets will be used for and how many lights with their wattage then we can tell you some more.

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Old 04-14-09, 03:12 PM
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Thank you, it will be for general purpose, one possibly being for TV. I am going to go buy the code book at homedepot but figured I would ask a few questions on some stuff I was unsure of.
 
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Yes, receptacles and lights can be on the same circuit. But, there are about a half-dozen receptacle circuits in your house on which lighting is prohibited. So, like almost everything else, the answer isn't quite as simple as one would hope.

If you give us more details, we can be more helpful.
 
 

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