[email protected] amp light switch on a 20 amp circuit?


Old 04-25-17, 12:36 PM
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[email protected] amp light switch on a 20 amp circuit?

Once again a small question as I complete my new construction home; I have wired my bathrooms on a 20 amp circuit. I split off a branch for the GFCI plugs and powered the lights with the same 20 amp but no GFCI. So my question is can I use [email protected] switches for the lights even though I have wired with 12/2 on a [email protected] breaker? Thanks. Jim
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Old 04-25-17, 12:39 PM
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Yes you can. Did you wire more than one bathroom on the same circuit? Did you wire receptacles and lights on the same circuit?
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For a light switch, it can match the load it is controlling. As long as you have less than 15A worth of light bulbs the 15A switch it OK.
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