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Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 220 outlets
From: Jimmie Mayfield <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:41:18 -0400
My understanding was that NEC requires outlet ratings to match the breaker
and that an explicit exception was included to allow for 15A outlets on a 
20A circuit.  So while there's nothing preventing you from installing, say, 
a bunch of 20A outlets on a 50A circuit, such a setup would fail an inspection.
Imagine the fire that could result should an appliance plugged into the circuit
develop a short that tops-out at 45A (meaning that the breaker would never 
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