Receptacles in Dwellings

Receptacles in Dwellings

Do you understand the extensive requirements for these devices in dwellings?

A single receptacle on an individual branch circuit must have an ampacity at least the rating of the overcurrent device [210.21(B)] (Fig. 1). A single receptacle has only one contact device on its yoke [Art. 100]; thus, a duplex receptacle is really two receptacles. And one duplex receptacle on a branch circuit makes it a branch circuit with multiple receptacles.

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