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Old 02-26-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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need power for 120v to 12v undercabinet lights


can i tap into my dishwasher's power at is junction box to get power for 3 xenon undercabinet lights. circuit is 20amp and lights are 120v to 12v nsl undercabinet lights. they don't draw much power. and the dishwasher is the only one on that 20a circuit. in addition the lights won't be on when dw is running. what problem can i run into.

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Old 02-26-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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You can do it but to my knowledge, it won't be to code.

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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You can do it but to my knowledge, it won't be to code.
Sure you can, looking at 210.23 (2), as long as the DW does not exceed 50% of the branch circuit ampere rating.


Personally, I would find another feed, only because the DW junction box is very small. dont know if you were planning on coming out of that or not.

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