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Is it Okay to have a light switch and an outlet on the Same Ciruit with 12/2 wiring?

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Hi,

I ran a 12-2 feed from the panel with a 20 amp breaker to a light switch in a room in my house. Is it up to code to run a 12-2 wire from the light switch to power an outlet?

Thanks everyone!
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Yes you may.

For a 20 amp circuit with 15 amp receptacle you need at least two receptacles altogether on the entire circuit.
 

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I am now confused slightly because Alan said I need at least two receptacles. I only have one receptacle attached to the switch which feeds a fan/light combo via a 12/3. Here's the entire circuit for clairity:

12/2 feed from panel > light switch > one 12/2 to the outlet + one 12/3 to the fan/light combo in the ceiling.

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