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  • Mar 19, 2005, 07:38 PM
    lonoscurse
    Basement finish
    Does a 20 amp breaker require 12/2 wiring? Also, is there a standard number of outlets and lights (2x2 flourescents) that are standard on a 15 amp breaker (code states 2,880 watts maximum, but I don't know how many outlets this equals).
  • Mar 20, 2005, 06:22 PM
    caibuadday
    breaker's load
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lonoscurse
    Does a 20 amp breaker require 12/2 wiring? Also, is there a standard number of outlets and lights (2x2 flourescents) that are standard on a 15 amp breaker (code states 2,880 watts maximum, but I don't know how many outlets this equals).

    ... 20A breaker require min. #12 wire... 20A max 13 out let.. . 15A max 10 outlet... 2x2 flourescent= 100 watt ( u could assume 1 lite fixture = 1 outlet; which exceed nec) plus don't want to put too many items on one breaker.. could trip all lites in an area at once.

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