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Old 03-17-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Receptacles - Max allowed on circuit ?


how many recepticles can you run off of one 15 amp breaker and be on the safe side
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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In the US if it is a general use receiptical there is no limit, i wouldn't put more then 8 to 10 on it if it were me.

In Canada the limit is 12 outlets on a circuit.

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Where are you located ?
In the US there isn't a limit
You try to plan the outlets based on anticipated loads

Its the loads that restrict you....not the number of receptacles



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i appreciate your help in some rooms im doing i have only needed 5 and some rooms need more but i wasnt going to go over 7 on one breaker.i recently had a house fire so i have decided to rewire the whole house since it was because of old wiring. i will update my profile so u all will know what city and state i live in.
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i am in the us i live in virginia
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What rooms are you rewiring ?
Bathrooms require a dedicated 20a circuit can include lights
OR all bathrooms can share a 20a circuit that is outlets only

Bedrooms & most other areas require AFCI breakers now
I run a 20a circuit to each bathroom

Laundry area requires a dedicated 20a circuit
I run a dedicated 20a circuit to TV room

Have you checked with the Building Dept to see what they want as far as Inspections ?



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Basically in USA there is no limit on resdentail side for the number of recetpatles.

However., as ScubaDave highlighted there are couple rooms / area it will have restrictions like bathroom it will have it own circuit or two bathrooms with recetpales only.

Garage useally on it own circuit { it will be 20 amp with GFCI protection btw 2008 NEC codes there is no extempts on them anymore unless your local codes may override it }

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