Outlets on 12-2 Electrical Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring – This should not be a problem as it is common for a standard 15 amp outlet to be installed on a 20 amp circuit, in fact some outlets have a 20 amp feed through capacity


Amp Ratings of Electrical Outlets

My house was built in 1960. The light fixtures are all run on 14-2 wire. The outlets are all run on 12-2 wire.

This electrical wiring question came from: Jim, a Handyman from Upland, CA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jim.

How to Select the Correct Electrical Outlets for the Circuit Wiring

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