DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   Electrical (http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/)
-   -   15 amp switch/ receptacle on 20 amp line (http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/15-amp-switch-receptacle-20-amp-line-2202/)

redline 04-06-2006 07:54 AM

15 amp switch/ receptacle on 20 amp line
 
Can a 15 amp light switch or 15 amp receptacle be put on a 20 amp circuit (wire)?

thanks

IvoryRing 04-06-2006 10:21 AM

Yes, but it can't be the ONLY device on the circuit.

Speedy Petey 04-06-2006 03:00 PM

A 15 amp switch can be used on a 20 amp circuit as long as the load it is controlling is less than 15 amps.

15 amp receptacles can be used as long as there are more than one receptacle on the circuit. Bear in mind a duplex receptacle is TWO receptacles.
Example: You cannot put a single (simplex) 15 amp receptacle on a 20 amp circuit, but you can put a duplex.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 AM.