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Old 06-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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I am running two separate circuits to a shop in my garage that will strictly be for outlets. Is there a maximum number of outlets that can be on a circuit? I once thought I came across something stating a limit, but it might have been for something else.

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If you are in the US, there is no limit. I thought I remember someone saying there was a limit in Canada aye?

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Yes I am in the US. I just wanted to double check. One of the circuits may have 7-9 outlets.
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Yes I am in the US. I just wanted to double check. One of the circuits may have 7-9 outlets.

That should be fine.
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I have 20 in my home garage on 3 circuits and only use 3.
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Is garage attached or detached from your house?
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Is garage attached or detached from your house?
Garage is detached. It has its own sub-panel.
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You didn't post your location. In Canada the maximum is 12 outlets per circuit.

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