ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by Yooperup. 07/21/17 09:27 AM
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:08 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
239,222 Are you busy
174,623 Re: Forum
167,049 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 57 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#11681 - 07/20/02 06:18 AM 15A vs. 20A  
pauluk  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
On your general-purpose lighting/non-kitchen area receptacle circuits, how often are you now installing 20A branches instead of 15A?

If 20A is installed, are you using T-slot 20A receptacles throughout, or sticking with 15A types? Come to think of it, just how common are domestic appliances with 120V 20A plugs? I don't recall ever seeing any during my time in America.

(Bathrooms notwithstanding as I know that requires its only 20A GFI branch now.)


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#11682 - 07/20/02 06:44 AM Re: 15A vs. 20A  
sparky  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,311
Paul,
mostly 15A devicing here on 20A general lighting & receptacle circuits.

i see few 20A male cord caps, there was one that came with my PVC bender, which i replaced with a 15A.
Great circuit tester.....

but now that you've brought it up,i think the mega-hair dryers we have exceeds the male cord cap technically , some close to 1900W.

manufacturer's....they <ahem> rule here....


#11683 - 07/20/02 04:36 PM Re: 15A vs. 20A  
pauluk  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
I remember the thread some months ago about the high-power hairdryers and whether they should have a 20A plug (no such problem here, as our standard plug/recept combination allows for up to 3kW).

Wasn't there a question over whether a hairdryer would be classed as a continuous load and thus make the plug subject to the 80% rating?



Member Spotlight
lil suzi
lil suzi
Midwest
Posts: 57
Joined: August 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.009s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7511 MB (Peak: 0.8777 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-23 04:51:02 UTC