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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|
(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|
|40||40 or 50|
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.
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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