Originally Posted by jlmran
Wouldn't you already be limited to 80% of the hard circuit to which your cord is plugged in?
There isn't any 80% load rule in residential for plug in items
How many people go around & test everything they have plugged into a circuit?
They don't...instead if the breaker trips they then move something to a different circuit
I wouldn't doubt in some places I have lived that I have run loads very close to the circuit rating for a long time
Especially in Apts
210.23 An individual branch circuit shall be permitted to supply any load for which it is rated
It does then go on in a sub section & indicates that no (1) item plugged in should pull more then 80% of the circuit
Originally Posted by Delta223
I know going over 100% trips the breaker, but staying in that 80-100% threshold for too long slowly fries the circuit
What are you basing this on ??
Specifically the "slowly fries the circuit" ?