Required Outlets at Countertop Spaces

For the purpose of determining the placement of receptacles in a dwelling unit kitchen, a(n) _____ countertop is measured from the connecting edge.

a) island
b) useable
c) peninsular
d) cooking

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) peninsular

Article 210 covers branch circuits, except for branch circuits that supply only motor loads. Part III of this article focuses on required outlets. As per 210.52(C)(3), "At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed at each peninsular countertop space with a long dimension of 24 in. or greater and a short dimension of 12 in. or greater. A peninsular countertop is measured from the connecting edge."


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