INSTALLATION OF APPLIANCES


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INSTALLATION OF APPLIANCES
INSTALLATION OF APPLIANCES425. Connection to circuit and protection. A portable appliance may be connected only to a receptacle. having a rating at least as great as the appliance. The standard duplex convenience-outlet receptacle is rated at 15 A and may supply a single 15-A fixed appliance or a 12-A portable appliance if used on a 15-A branch circuit. Heavy-duty receptacles rated at 20, 30, and 50 A may be obtained for higher-current appliances. On new installations all 15- and 20-A receptacles must be of the grounding type. (Refer to Div. 4 for a description of receptacles.) Most household appliances, such as toasters, hot plates, percolators, flatirons, waffle irons, refrigerators, radiant heaters, roasters, portable ovens, etc., are rated at less than 12 A…
Citation
Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. INSTALLATION OF APPLIANCES, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export