# Question: How many receptacles can be on a 20 amp circuit?

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Although the National Electric Code (NEC) doesnt directly rule on limiting outlet installments on your circuit, it is crucial to learn its power draw restrictions. In general, you should have a maximum of 10 outlets on a 20A circuit.

## How many receptacles can be on a 15 amp circuit?

8 outlets Technically, you can have as many outlets on a 15 amp circuit breaker as you want. However, a good rule of thumb is 1 outlet per 1.5 amps, up to 80% of the capacity of the circuit breaker. Therefore, we would suggest a maximum of 8 outlets for a 15 amp circuit.

## How many devices can be on a 20 amp circuit?

Because not all the outlets will be used (drawing power). However, they do put a limit on the maximum power load a circuit and its breaker should carry – no more than 80% of its rating. This means a 20 amp circuit should only carry 16 amps at maximum – or about ten devices.

## Can 14 2 wire be used for outlets?

You can use 14-2 wire to 12 outlets that are protected by a 15 Amp breaker. If you use 12-2 you can use a t-rated 20 Amp receptacle, but in my code you only see those in kitchens.

## How many lights and outlets can I put on a 20-amp breaker?

10 outlets Although the National Electric Code (NEC) doesnt directly rule on limiting outlet installments on your circuit, it is crucial to learn its power draw restrictions. In general, you should have a maximum of 10 outlets on a 20A circuit.

## Can you run lights on a 20-amp circuit?

Yes it can. Different areas have rules for load on a circuit. As long as you dont have load issues you are fine doing this. Lots of people dont mix receptacles and overhead lighting to keep the room lit if there is a power failure on one however this is not a hard rule and is just good practice.

## How many outlets can you run off a 14 2 wire?

12 outlets You can use 14-2 wire to 12 outlets that are protected by a 15 Amp breaker.

## Can I use 14 gauge wire 20 amp breaker?

14 AWG must be protected at 15A, according to NEC 240.4(D)(3). 14 AWG cant be used on a circuit with a 20A breaker.

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