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50A range recep on 40A OCPD & wire? #92256
03/10/05 05:12 PM
03/10/05 05:12 PM
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I know that you can't use a 20A recep on a 15A circuit, but can you use a 50A range recep on a 40A circuit, or is does the same rule apply?

Thanks.

Roy

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Re: 50A range recep on 40A OCPD & wire? #92257
03/10/05 05:25 PM
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IMS the table in the NEC specifically allows the use of a fifty ampere receptacle on a forty ampere circuit. That is the practical thing to do when the load will be cord and plug connected because there is no source for forty ampere cords and plugs.
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Re: 50A range recep on 40A OCPD & wire? #92258
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That makes sense tdhorne. Thanks.

Roy

Re: 50A range recep on 40A OCPD & wire? #92259
03/11/05 02:20 PM
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I checked the table and that is the right answer.

The table in question is 210.24. I looked at several list of receptacle patterns, including the ones in the NEC Handbook, without finding one for forty amperes.
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