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Keatgsr07 07-01-2012 08:42 AM

Replacing light switches
Can I use 15amp light switches on a 20amp breaker? Also, the outlets would remain 20amp.

k_buz 07-01-2012 08:44 AM


Keatgsr07 07-01-2012 11:48 AM

K buz, thanks for the reply. Can I ask so that I know, what is the reasoning is behind that being okay?


k_buz 07-01-2012 11:52 AM

Same reasons you can have 15A receptacles on a 20A circuit...if there are other things on the circuit. It is highly unlikely you have 15A worth of lighting on one switch.

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