Bathroom GFCI outlet - 15A or 20A

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Old 11-02-15, 08:40 PM
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Bathroom GFCI outlet - 15A or 20A

I am replacing a GFCI outlet in my bathroom near the sink. I can't tell if I should use a 15amp outlet or a 20amp outlet.
 
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Old 11-02-15, 09:46 PM
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You can use 15 amp as long as there is two places to plug in. A standard GFCI counts as two places. 15 amp GFCI receptacles are rated for 20 amp pass through so no problem powering down stream receptacles.
 
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Old 11-03-15, 08:06 AM
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Thanks Ray. Is there any advantage to using a 20amp outlet? This is purely for a bathroom in the home.
 
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No, you only need the 20A outlet if you have an appliance with a 20A (t-slot) cord. Perhaps if you have some sort of commercial grade equipment you want to use there.
 
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Old 11-03-15, 08:44 AM
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The internals are the same except for the slot.
 
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