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#36488 - 04/07/04 11:18 PM GFI 15 or 20a
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The new Leviton GFI recepts that come in a 3 pack at Home Depot are marked 15a on the box and 20a on the GFI recept. Assume the box is wrong??
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#36489 - 04/07/04 11:38 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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The receptacle itself is rated for 15A with a 20A feed through rating, unless the receptacle slots are designed to accept a 20A plug.

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#36490 - 04/07/04 11:40 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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A 15a GFCI is rated for 20a feed though. The rec is only rated at 15a but you can feed a 20a circuit (down range) though that 15a GFCI

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#36491 - 04/08/04 06:26 AM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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This is no different than a standard 15 amp duplex receptacle.

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#36492 - 04/08/04 06:28 AM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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Wouldn't you be able to tell from whether or not the nuetral has a horizontal slot on the face?
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#36493 - 04/08/04 12:53 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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Ryan, good point!

There is one difference that Scott did not point out (but I'm sure he knows), a 15 amp receptacle isn't marked "20 amp feed through" like the GFI is.
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#36494 - 04/08/04 10:36 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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No they don't have the extra slot, but it does say 20 amp on the GFI - not 20 amp feed through.
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#36495 - 04/09/04 07:31 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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210.21(B)(3) Receptacle Ratings for Various Size Circuits.

this is one of the reasons you have the markings on the GFCIs that are in question.

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#36496 - 04/10/04 04:20 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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If it doesn't have the horizontal slot, it is not a 5-20R (20A) receptacle.
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#36497 - 04/10/04 09:46 PM Re: GFI 15 or 20a
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Having the slot I believe means a 20a ckt and used as a dedicated circuit.
These GFI's do not have the slot, but are marked 20 amp.
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