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Old 11-28-2008, 03:19 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 11-28-2008, 03:22 PM   #2
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It is ok to use the 15 amps gfci receptacles.


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