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No, You will need to run an extra set of wires.

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120 volt or 240 volt electric heat?

240V is much more effecient, and you can put more heaters on a 20 amp circuit than you can a 120V.


Can you plug a 120v 20 amp wielder into a 240v 40 amp outlet?

Absoluteyl not.


How many amps does a normal 120 volt 20 amp circuit pull?

A 20 amp circuit will handle any loads up to 20 amps. Any loads above 20 amps will trip the circuit protection and open the circuit. A 20 amp circuit requires a #12 copper conductor.


How do you plug two separate but stackable washer and dryer with one needing 240V and the other needing 120V into one 240V outlet?

You DON'T! The washer needs to be on a separate dedicated circuit; 120v, 20 amps. The dryer needs to be on a 240 V, 30 amp dedicated circuit. Trying to do otherwise is unsafe.


What circuit is a microwave?

A dedicated 20 Amp circuit wired with 12/2 wiring an a 20 amp breaker.


Can you wire 15 amp plug on a 20 amp circuit?

Yes, you can, you are only pulling 15 amp max on a 20 amp circuit, so there is no problem there.


What can a 20 amp circuit be used for?

A 20 amp circuit be used for any device that takes up to 20 amps to make it operate.


How many outlets on 15 amp circuit?

Install not more that 10 on a 15 amp circuit. You can install 12 if you install a 20 amp circuit.


Can i run a 20 amp appliance on a 15 amp circuit?

No, the circuit's over current device will trip the circuit off.


Can you use an 18 amp appliance on a 20 amp circuit?

Yes, if properly wired a 20 amp circuit is a great circuit for an 18 amp appliance. Properly wired means you've used 12 gauge wire or larger and the circuit is protected by a 20 amp breaker or fuse and all connections are secure.


Can you use a both 15 and 20 amp on the same circuit?

No. Also it would be a moot point using a 20 amp receptacle because the breaker protecting the circuit will only be a 15 amp. If you use a 20 amp breaker then make sure that the wire size is #12 and that you remove the 15 amp receptacle from the circuit as it will be not rated for the new 20 amp current.


Can you use a 20 amp circuit breaker for a light circuit?

As long as the light circuit isn't over 20 amps.


What appliances require 20 amp circuits?

Any appliance that runs on 120 volts requires a 20 amp circuit. You cannot install a 15 amp circuit for appliances.


Can a 15 amp switch be installed on a 20 amp circuit?

No, it shouldn't be. Purchase a 20 amp rated switch.


Does a 20 amp circuit require a number 12 gauge wire?

Yes, a 20 amp circuit requires a number 12 gauge wire.


New shop 20 amp circuit 32 amp fixture how many fixtures can be put on circuit?

A 32 amp fixture can not be fed from a 20 amp breaker as the breaker will trip every time.


How many plugs on a 20 amp circuit?

In the United States, commercial and industrial installations are limited to 13 receptacles on a 20 amp circuit, 10 receptacles on a 15 amp circuit. There is no limit for residential installations.


How many elec outlets can a GFCI detect?

7 on a 15 amp circuit and 9 on a 20 amp circuit.


Can you use 20 amp circuit for lighting?

Yes : but in a residential case a 15 amp circuit would be better


How many amps equal 1 circuit?

80% of the rated circuit. 10 amp circuit is 8 amps, 20 amp circuit is 16 amps, etc.


What amp plug does the average router have?

15 amp outlet on a 20 amp circuit.


How to wire 460 volt 30 amp to 20 amp?

Just change the breaker on the 30 amp circuit to a 20 amp breaker.


Can you replace a 20 amp circuit breaker with a 25 amp circuit breaker?

Never upgrade the circuit breaker's amperage unless you have first upgraded the circuit. A 20-amp breaker will pop before a 12-AWG wire will melt. A 25-amp breaker cannot be relied upon to protect that same 12-AWG circuit.


Can a sub panel from a 15 amp breaker be used with a branch circuit with 20 amp breaker?

Yes but it will limit your 20 amp circuit to 15 amps. Any amperage over 15 amps on the 20 amps circuit will trip the breaker protecting the sub panel.


How many lights and outlets can be installed on one circuit?

Depends on if it is a 15 amp or 20 amp circuit. You can install no more than 12 outlets on a 20 amp circuit or 9 outlets on a 15 amp circuit. You can install no more than 1920 watts on a 20 amp lighting circuit or 1440 watts on a 15 amp lighting circuit. If it is a 20 amp circuit I would not install any more than 8 outlets and 4 lights. If it is a 15 amp circuit I would not install any more than 6 outlets and 3 lights. This only applies to living spaces like bedrooms, living rooms dining rooms, and not to kitchens, baths, utility rooms, garages, etc.