16amps is the correct design load for a 20amp circuit.
agreed George....so we'd be looking for the 'dedicated' or maximum load. yet the ideal tester has a 15a & 20a setting. So to use the 15a setting on a 20a circuit would be close?
Does this mean that all your 20 amp circuits with #12 wire are loaded to the full load of almost 20 amps,just shy of tripping the breaker?
Chris, i suppose an arguement could be made for a non-continuos load?
What does the PoCo deliver to the Bus in your area?
Al, it's inconsistent, so another variable to deal with.
Is that sculpture by DeVries?
Briansparky, dunno..ripped it off google...