49+ 15 Amp Vs 20 Amp Outlet. You'd want a 20 amp outlet if a single device were going to draw more than 15 amps and less than 20. Before wwii, 5 amp, 10 amp and 15 amp outlets were common, using different sized to ensure devices were plugged into the correct circuit.
If so, do i need to make certain that i use a 20amp power cord or will a 15 amp cord suffice? That is perfectly fine and meets the national electric code. Can 15 amp receptacles be used in a 20 amp circuit ??
I imagine if i try to pull 20 amps through one of them, they may burn up?
Can 15 amp receptacles be used in a 20 amp circuit ?? Those reasons, plus the fairly significant cost savings using 15 amp vs 20 amp outlets makes sense to me, but i wanted to see if my reasoning is flawed. Although both may be installed on a 20 amp circuit (with multiple outlets) the difference is the configuration of the slots (this is in the us). Article 210.21 states that the amperage rating of outlet devices shall not be less than.