Did I use the correct GFI for the circuit?

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Did I use the correct GFI for the circuit?

I have a pool pump running on a 20 amp circuit. The GFI outlet went bad, and I replaced it with a gfi that had two ratings on the back - 15 amp and 20 amp. One said it was line-feed rating (but I can't remember which number). It was a Weather Rated outlet by Cooper Wiring.

Any ideas if this will work? Can I use a 15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit?

I installed it last minute and don't want to take it out and look at the rating unless it could be a problem.
 
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Old 07-13-09, 02:34 PM
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Yes, it is ok. A 15a receptacle may be used on a 20a circuit if there are two places or more to plug in. Your GFCI almost certainly has two places to plug in.
 
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Yes, it is ok. A 15a receptacle may be used on a 20a circuit if there are two places or more to plug in. Your GFCI almost certainly has two places to plug in.
There's only one outlet on the circuit, but it is duplex. Does that count?
 
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There's only one outlet on the circuit, but it is duplex. Does that count?
Yes, a duplex is two "outlets". I avoided saying duplex because I wasn't sure you were familiar with the term.
 
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