Code Q&A: Branch Circuit Requirements

NEC guidelines for branch circuits

Q. What does the Code require for branch circuits that supply more than one receptacle?

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A. Branch circuits that supply more than one receptacle must have an ampacity not less than the rating of the circuit overcurrent device [210.3 and 210.19(A)(2)]. See the definition of “receptacle” in Art. 100. Also, a branch circuit with one duplex receptacle has two receptacles and must comply with Sec. 210.19(A)(2).

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