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#79851 - 01/31/02 04:48 PM Single Recp.
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Per 210-21(b), would you consider a duplex outlet a single receptacle?
Can a 15 Amp duplex be installed on a 20 Amp circuit without any other outlets?
(I've got somebody that won't believe me)
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#79852 - 01/31/02 05:10 PM Re: Single Recp.
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The FPN refers us to article 100. (Definition of receptacle)

“A single receptacle is a single contact device with no other contact device on the same yoke. A multiple receptacle is two or more contact devices on the same yoke.”

A duplex is a multiple outlet device by definition.

Yes on 15A duplex receptacle can be protected by a 20A breaker.
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#79853 - 02/04/02 05:19 PM Re: Single Recp.
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Nick,

I am not sure but if it is a dedicated 20 amp line, you must use a 20amp recp.I could be wrong.
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#79854 - 02/04/02 05:31 PM Re: Single Recp.
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Only if it's a 'single' receptacle. A duplex is not a single receptacle by definition.
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#79855 - 02/04/02 06:06 PM Re: Single Recp.
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Ditto Nick. A duplex is 2 receptacles and, therefore a 15 amp is acceptable, even on a dedicated line.
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#79856 - 02/06/02 05:03 AM Re: Single Recp.
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Thanks, fellers. Although I originally showed the "stuporintendent" the exact same chain that Nick mentioned, he wouldn't agree. I asked you, printed this thread, and brought it in to him. He's now shut up but he's mad :
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#79857 - 04/17/02 05:47 PM Re: Single Recp.
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If you take a duplex, break off the hot and neutral tabs, and feed two circuits into it, would it be considered 2 single outlet circuits?
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#79858 - 04/17/02 06:47 PM Re: Single Recp.
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It still would not meet the definition of a single receptacle because it is still two devices on one yoke.
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