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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