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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 6. Branch Circuits

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§2360.4. Outlet Devices.

Outlet devices shall have an ampere rating not less than the load to be served and shall comply with the following provisions:

(a) Where connected to a branch circuit having a rating in excess of 20 amperes, lampholders shall be of the heavy-duty type. A heavy-duty lampholder shall have a rating of not less than 660 watts if of the admedium type and not less than 750 watts if of any other type; and

(b) Receptacle outlets shall comply with the following provisions:

(1) A single receptacle installed on an individual branch circuit shall have an ampere rating of not less than that of the branch circuit;

(2) Where connected to a branch circuit supplying two or more receptacles or outlets, a receptacle may not supply a total cord- and plug-connected load in excess of the maximum specified in Table 2360.4(b)(2).

Table 2360.4(b)(2) - Maximum Cord- and Plug-Connected Load to Receptacle

 Circuit Rating (Amperes)    Receptacle Rating (Amperes)    Maximum Load (Amperes) 
 15 or 20    15    12  
 20    20    16  
 30    30    24  

(3) Where connected to a branch circuit supplying two or more receptacles or outlets, receptacle ratings shall conform to the values listed in Table 2360.4(b)(3); or, where larger than 50 amperes, the receptacle rating may not be less than the branch-circuit rating.

Exception: Receptacles for one or more cord- and plug-connected arc welders shall have ampere ratings not less than the minimum branch-circuit conductor ampacity.

Table 2360.4(b)(3) - Receptacle Ratings for Various Size Circuits

 Circuit Rating (Amperes)    Receptacle Rating (Amperes) 
 15    Not over 15  
 20    15 or 20  
 30    30  
 40    40 or 50  
 50    50  

 

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. New section filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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