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20 amp Duplex on 15 amp circuits? yes? no? don't care?

Plenty of aftermarket duplex are all the 20 amp design.
Furutech, Oyaide all are 20 amp design.
Every once in awhile someone who is a (what I call) Electrician Police remind us putting a 20 amp duplex on a 15 amp circuit is illegal, immoral, and just plain big old electrical sin.

So..
Do you stay up at night? worrying your 20 amp duplex outlet will explode killing you?
Or do you follow the law, and banish such things from your home?

For me, I use them where and when I want.

My one thought on this is the law applies to electricians and electrical contractors. Does it apply to lay people? IE can the electrical police take away my license to putz???

I think I have replace close to fifty worn out duplex with new ones.. All the 20 amp sort.
Same thing applies to aftermarket cords. Not UL approved???

What do you think?


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Topic - 20 amp Duplex on 15 amp circuits? yes? no? don't care? - 3+4=5 14:09:44 03/15/17 (12)

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