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Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD 11-28-2008 04:19 PM

15 amp gfci outlet on a 20 amp circuit?
 
I'm replacing the gfci outlets in my kitchen and I purchased 15 amp gfci outlets, but I just realized this is a 20 amp circuit. Is it OK to use these outlets, or do I need to have gfci outlets rated for 20 amps? Thanks.

jbfan 11-28-2008 04:22 PM

It is ok to use the 15 amps gfci receptacles.

darren 11-28-2008 05:58 PM

If you are in Canada you will have to get 20A GFI.

rgsgww 11-28-2008 08:05 PM

The only time you need a 20 amp outlet (in the NEC) is when you have only one plug on the entire circuit. Do not get confused with a duplex receptacle, there are two plugs on those, hence the "duplex".


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