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#36488 04/08/04 01:18 AM
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aldav53 Offline OP
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 04/08/04 01:38 AM
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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.

#36490 04/08/04 01:40 AM
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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

#36491 04/08/04 08:26 AM
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This is no different than a standard 15 amp duplex receptacle.

#36492 04/08/04 08:28 AM
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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 02:53 PM
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Ryan, good point! [Linked Image]

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.

#36494 04/09/04 12:36 AM
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aldav53 Offline OP
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 09:31 PM
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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 06:20 PM
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If it doesn't have the horizontal slot, it is not a 5-20R (20A) receptacle. [Linked Image]

#36497 04/10/04 11:46 PM
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aldav53 Offline OP
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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