> ### If I remember correctly, in our BC electrical code, IF you opt for
> a 20A circuit [120 vac] and use 12 ga Cu , and also a single 20A
> breaker, the 120 vac outlet must be of the 20A rated variety !
In the U.S., [NEC 210.21(B)(3)] a 15A receptacle can be used on a 120V/20A
branch circuit when the circuit supplies more than one receptacle. For a
single receptacle on a 20A circuit, the receptacle must match the 20A
circuit. I don't believe Canada allows for this variance.
I agree with Jim on the use of 20A circuits for shack wiring. I ran two
dedicated 20A circuits into the shack and it made a world of difference.
I'm using Leviton hospital-grade duplex receptacles.
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