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Old 09-06-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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How many 20 amp outlets on a circuit?


I have a room that I will be putting 7 to 8 20 amp outlets in. Is 8 outlets to many to have on 1 circuit or should I split it 4 and 4?

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Old 09-06-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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I have a room that I will be putting 7 to 8 20 amp outlets in. Is 8 outlets to many to have on 1 circuit or should I split it 4 and 4?

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No problem, as long as 12 gauge wire is used.

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In Canada the limit is 12.
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In the US there is no limit.
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You do not need 20 amp receptacles in the US!
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What are you planning on using in this room?
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Right now the room is just a spare. Eventually it will be a kids room.
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A 20a circuit is overkill for a bedroom,If it was a garage or a workshop Id suggest a 20a circuit.
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In the US there is no limit.
.....in a residence.
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I have a room that I will be putting 7 to 8 20 amp outlets in. Is 8 outlets to many to have on 1 circuit or should I split it 4 and 4?
Receptacles don't draw anything. It's what's plugged into them that matter.
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yes in residential
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Sorry, that wasn't a question. It was a continuation of JV's post.
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Every receptacle rated 180 v.a. x 10 =1800 watts, 20 amp 120 volt circuit=2400 watt.
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I don't go by that interpretation. Yes, I know that each receptacle is 180VA, but that is for calcs. No inspector has ever asked me to count the receptacles on a circuit.

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