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    Microwave and dedicated receptacle

    Does kitchen microwave not microwave oven require dedicated receptacle or can the microwave receptacle be part of parallel receptacles branch circuit? Where in code?

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    #2
    Are you talking over the range or one sitting on the counter? It does not require a separate circuit if the microwave is fixed in place and isn't more than 50% of the branch circuit rating of 20 amps. Practically this means a microwave needs a separate circuit.

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      #3
      Originally posted by peter d View Post
      Are you talking over the range or one sitting on the counter? It does not require a separate circuit if the microwave is fixed in place and isn't more than 50% of the branch circuit rating of 20 amps. Practically this means a microwave needs a separate circuit.
      Over the range like in dewelling unit kitchen. Where in code it says all that?
      Last edited by hhsting; 05-22-19, 07:02 PM.

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        #4
        You need also follow the mfg instructions. Most I have seen require a separate circuit.
        A 1000w Micro has a input of about 1500w

        Look at 220.23
        Last edited by Sierrasparky; 05-22-19, 07:46 PM. Reason: added article

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          #5
          If it's going over the stove/range then it needs a separate circuit. The code says for "hood" and since the MW is there it needs it. Also the MW has an exhaust fan built in.
          [COLOR=navy]If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time![/COLOR]

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            #6
            Originally posted by Little Bill View Post
            If it's going over the stove/range then it needs a separate circuit. The code says for "hood" and since the MW is there it needs it. Also the MW has an exhaust fan built in.
            Dont follow microwave has no hood. How can hood article apply to microwave?

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              #7
              Originally posted by hhsting View Post
              Dont follow microwave has no hood. How can hood article apply to microwave?

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              Over the range microwaves usually are a hood unit as well, don't recall ever seeing one that wasn't. I guess you could have a regular micro on a shelf above the range, above a standalone hood or no hood at all.....
              Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

              "You can't generalize"

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                #8
                The issue really is the what the manufacture says and also if its rated over 50% of the branch circuit. How many code sections does one need to say " separate or dedicated circuit "

                There is no way around it unless its a free standing unit.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by hhsting View Post
                  Dont follow microwave has no hood. How can hood article apply to microwave?
                  If it's going over a stove then it HAS to have an exhaust hood!!

                  -Hal

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by hbiss View Post
                    If it's going over a stove then it HAS to have an exhaust hood!!
                    I suppose it's possible that the range has a downdraft. Would that suffice?

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                      #11
                      Need to have some type of hood over a range. If gas it needs to exhausted to the outside. Not a NEC thing but a Building code thing.
                      Why would one install a range and no hood or downdraft

                      Again if it is built in it needs a dedicated circuit. If on a shelf free standing then no.

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                        #12
                        OP has no idea what he is talking about.

                        -Hal

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by hbiss View Post
                          OP has no idea what he is talking about.

                          -Hal
                          Easy now.

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                            #14
                            Range hood/micro combo are typically cord and plug connected and therefore require an individual branch circuit.

                            (4) Range Hoods. Range hoods shall be permitted to be
                            cord-and-plug-connected with a flexible cord identified as
                            suitable for use on range hoods in the installation instruc-
                            tions of the appliance manufacturer, where all of the fol-
                            lowing conditions are met:
                            (1) The flexible cord is terminated with a grounding-type
                            attachment plug.
                            Exception: A listed range hood distinctly marked to iden-
                            tify it as protected by a system of double insulation, or its
                            equivalent, shall not be required to be terminated with a
                            grounding-type attachment plug.
                            (2) The length of the cord is not less than 450 mm (18 in.)
                            and not over 900 mm (36 in.).
                            (3) Receptacles are located to avoid physical damage to the
                            flexible cord.
                            (4) The receptacle is accessible.
                            (5) The receptacle is supplied by an individual branch
                            circuit.
                            Rob

                            Moderator

                            All responses based on the 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by infinity View Post
                              Range hood/micro combo are typically cord and plug connected and therefore require an individual branch circuit.
                              Yes , several code sections point to the same requirement.
                              Individual branch circuit.

                              OP has not been back, I bet he gets it.

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