Does the same rule of only needing one receptacle apply to a kitchen island that has a raised backsplash? There is no sink in the island. The backsplash is 8'' tall.
Even if there was a sink, is there a rule that says if an island has a sink it needs 2 plugs? I couldn't find anything either that would call a backsplash a wall (minimum height on it to be considered a wall)In general an island countertop only requires one receptacle if not broken into separate spaces by a sink or other appliance, etc. If there is a wall then the 12"/24" rule would apply but then that wouldn't really be an island. Now if someone wants to call a backsplash a wall then we'll have a different argument.
does that just mean only 1 outlet is required within 2' of the sink or cooking unit no matter how long the island is?210.52(B)(2) Island Countertop Spaces. At least one receptacle shall be installed at each island countertop space with a long dimension of 600 mm (24 in.) or greater and a short dimension of 300 mm (12 in.) or greater.
(4) Separate Spaces. Countertop spaces separated by rangetops, refrigerators, or sinks shall be considered as separate countertop spaces in applying the requirements of 210.52(C)(1). If a range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink is installed in an island or peninsular countertop and the depth of the countertop behind the range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink is less than 300 mm (12 in.), the range, counter-mounted cooking unit, or sink shall be considered to divide the countertop space into two separate countertop spaces. Each separate countertop space shall comply with the applicable requirements in 210.52(C).
It's not the length of the peninsula/island (other than if it meets the requirements to start with) that requires 2 outlets. It's the fact that the sink divides it into (2) separate counter spaces. If the area behind the sink is grater than 12" then you only need one.does that just mean only 1 outlet is required within 2' of the sink or cooking unit no matter how long the island is?
Dennis, Technically I would say the penisula between wall counter & sink is greater than 24" x 12" & would require another receptacle( pop up) - In a situation like this a sensible call may be "as drawn" & move on as it does no pose life safety hazard & difficult to comply with. Its not a perfect world out there
Dennis - I would interprete your drawing as a 2' deep wall countertop with a 4' pennisula .