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I just bought 20A switches for my bedrooms since they are all wired with 12/3 wire on a 20A circuit. I was told I could use 15A switches as well as long as it is not carrying the full load. There are 3 ceiling fans and 3 hi-hats on this circuit as well as 2 receptacles. Should I just return the switches are am I good as is? There are only 5 switches so it was not that much more...


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For those loads you do not need the 20 amp switches, but can use them.
 

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You may use a 15 amp switch on a 20 amp circuit although you need 12 gauge wire beyond the switch.
 
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