? asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 4 weeks ago

How do I determine if my bathroom receptacles are 15 or 20 amp?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Twenty-amp receptacles have a horizontal slot branching off one of the vertical slots.

    A 15-amp circuit is usually served by 14-gauge wire and is protected by a 15-amp circuit breaker or fuse.

    A 20-amp circuit, protected by a 20-amp breaker or fuse, must be served by 12-gauge or 10-gauge wire.

    The easiest way to determine whether a circuit is 15 or 20 amps is to look at the corresponding breaker or fuse in the breaker panel.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Look at your circuit panel, that is the only way to know.

    • That just tells them how many amps that particular circuit can handle at any one time.  It doesn't tell them how many amps their outlet can handle.

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