15 amp breaker continuous current

dm9289

Master Electrician, Commercial Inspector
Location
Pennsylvania
Occupation
Maintenance Electrician
I had a master electrician test recently and there was a question I was unsure of.

How much is the max current you can run on a 15 amp breaker continuously? I thought those breakers were not rated for 15 continuous But couldn’t ding reference

What is the maximum motor current on a 15 amp breaker.
 

dm9289

Master Electrician, Commercial Inspector
Location
Pennsylvania
Occupation
Maintenance Electrician
If connected to a continuous load the CB is limited to 80% of its rating.
Correct me if I’m wrong 210.20(A) may answer both my questions. Motor is continuous load

the overcurrent device shall not be less than the non continuous plus 125% of the continuous load.
 
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