20A receptacle on MWBC

nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
No, but it is against the rules to have ethernet cables hanging sideways without proper support.





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Correct me if I'm wrong but, it is a violation to have multiple 20a receptacles on a 20a branch circuit.

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LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
Correct me if I'm wrong but, it is a violation to have multiple 20a receptacles on a 20a branch circuit.
You are hereby corrected. A single receptacle on a 20a circuit requires a 20a receptacle, but not limited to just one.

Multiple 15a receptacles on a 20a circuit is an exception, if that's what you're thinking.
 

nickelec

Senior Member
Location
US
That I know it's done all the time, can you have multiple 20a receptacles on a 20a branch. Ckt

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roger

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Fl
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Electrician
Correct me if I'm wrong but, it is a violation to have multiple 20a receptacles on a 20a branch circuit.

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So, if that were true you couldn't put multiple 15A recepts on a typical 15 amp residential circuit either.

Roger
 

Dennis Alwon

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Location
Chapel Hill, NC
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Electrical Contractor
That I know it's done all the time, can you have multiple 20a receptacles on a 20a branch. Ckt

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Larry answered you. You can have multiple 20 amp receptacles on a 20 amp circuit. I am not sure what a multiwire circuit has to do with the question.

Look at any commercial job--- 20 amp receptacles on a 20 amp circuit all over. Do you think each receptacle has a separate circuit? Of course not.
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
You could have a single duplex with the connecting tab between them broke off and put each half on different half of the MWBC.
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
We once wired a government-subsidized apartment rebuild, and every circuit was 12g NM on 20a circuits with all 20a receptacles.
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
I wonder what they think is going to have 20A plugs on it? I always laugh when I see 20A receptacles in residential. What for?

-Hal
Even non residential, most anything that will have a 20 amp plug is something you probably want to run an individual circuit to and seems somewhat pointless to use 20 amp receptacles on multioutlet circuits.
 
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