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Re: [TowerTalk] shack wiring

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] shack wiring
From: "Paul Christensen" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 07:28:13 -0400
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> ### 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.

Paul, W9AC


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