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Kitchen Countertop Receptacles NEC 210-52

What is the NEC Code for Kitchen Counter Top Outlets? The Electrical Code Requirements for Kitchen Counter top Receptacle Circuits.

NEC Code for Kitchen Counter top Receptacles

Electrical Question: What is the NEC Code for Kitchen Counter Top Outlets?

Can you please clarify the NEC 210-52 Electrical code for kitchen outlets.

This electrical wiring question came from: Jim, a Student from Rapid City, South Dakota.
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Kitchen Counter Top Receptacle Circuits

The following is an explanation of the Electrical Code Requirements for Kitchen Counter top Receptacle Circuits:

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2 Responses to “Kitchen Countertop Receptacles NEC 210-52”
  1. andy says:

    Can an outside weather proof receptacle be added from a counter top GFCI protected circuit within NEC standards?

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Hi Andy,
      The kitchen counter top outlet circuits are dedicated for kitchen small appliances, therefore it would be best to locate a different power source for the outside receptacle, or install a new circuit.
      I hope this helps,


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