There is a maximum of **12 outlets** connected to a circuit. If their total number does not exceed 12 outlets, this may consist of 12 light outlets or 12 plug outlets.

- As a rule of thumb, for a 20-amp circuit there should be
**10**receptacles. NEC recommends that you count each outlet at 1.5 amps. If each outlet is 1.5 amps, you can have 10 of them on a 20-amp circuit. Although there are some general guidelines, you can follow that allows you to have more than 10.

## How many receptacles can be on a 15 amp circuit?

Technically, you can have as many outlets on a 15 amp circuit breaker as you want. However, a good rule of thumb is 1 outlet per 1.5 amps, up to 80% of the capacity of the circuit breaker. Therefore, we would suggest a maximum of **8** outlets for a 15 amp circuit.

## How many outlets can you run on a 12 2 wire?

For general use receptacles, In commercial buildings it is limited to 180VA per duplex or single receptacle, therefore on a 12/2 Romex cable not otherwise subject to ampacity derating and protected by a **20** amp circuit breaker, that would allow a maximum of 13 receptacles.

## How many outlets can you put on a single circuit?

A maximum of **12 outlets** may be connected to a circuit. This may consist of 12 light outlets or 12 plug outlets (not appliance plugs) or any combination of light and plug outlets mixeed, as long as their total number does not exceed **12 outlets**.

## Can you put lights and outlets on the same circuit?

Basic answer to your question of **can** a mixture of **lights and receptacles** be installed on a single **circuit** is yes. Check with local authorities on those limitations but yes it **can** be done. The groundwork for all AC **circuits** which are wired in what is known as parallel circuitry.

## Is it OK to mix 12 and 14 gauge wire?

Anyway, the first subject is a bit touchy because it makes it difficult to perform an inspection when all of the **wires** coming into the panel are **12** but many of the circuits have **14** in them too. There is nothing against code **mixing wire** size for these circuits as long as the OCPD matches the smallest **wire**.

## Is it OK to use 12 gauge wire on a 15 amp circuit?

Because it’s thinner and lighter, 14-**gauge wire** is easier to run than **12**–**gauge wire**. However, **12**–**gauge wire** is **acceptable** on both **15**– and 20-**amp circuits**, so some electricians **use** it exclusively when **wiring** a house.

## How many outlets can you put on a 14 2 wire?

each outlet( receptacle, light) is roughly one amp so you can use 14-2 wire to **12 outlets** protected by a **15** amp breaker.

## How many outlets can I put on a 20 amp breaker?

One rule of thumb is to assign a maximum draw of 1.5 **amps** to each receptacle, which allows for 10 **receptacles** on a **20**–**amp** circuit.

## How many outlets can you daisy chain?

There is NO limit to amount of lighting or **receptacles you** put on a circuit. There is a limit to the amount on a single switch though. By code minimum **you could** put 500 receptacle and 500 60 watt lights on 500 switches on a single 15A circuit and still be code complaint.

## Can I put two GFCI outlets on the same circuit?

To save money, you **can put** in a single **GFCI** and then wire additional standard **outlets** to the “LOAD” output from the single **GFCI**. This provides the **same** protection as having a **GFCI** at each location.

## Is it OK to splice electrical wire?

Fortunately, no. Savvy electricians can **splice wires** together, safely adding the length they need to reach their destination.

## How many 240V outlets can you put on one circuit?

There is no limit on the maximum number of **receptacles** allowed on a **single** branch **circuit**, either 120 or **240V**.

## Can I use 14 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit?

You **can** not **use 14 AWG** anywhere on a **circuit** that has a **20A** breaker. If you are putting 15 **amp** receptacles on a **20 amp circuit** with 12 **gauge wire**, then you MUST **use** the screw terminals, not the back stab terminals. Just **use** the side terminals.

## How many outlets and lights can be on a 15 amp breaker?

Generally, homes have **eight** to **10 outlets** on a 15 amp breaker but not all are used at the same time. Lights and outlets are normally wired on separate branch circuits, which means that the lights will be protected by a separate circuit breaker to the one which protects the outlets.

## How many lights can I put on one switch?

Some light fixtures, such as lamps and ceiling fan **lights**, use multiple bulbs and draw more power. Most circuits in a home allow for 15 to 20 amps, so you **can** safely connect 1400 to 2400 watts of **lighting** on **one** light **switch**. That’s enough for 23 to 40 60-watt bulbs or 280 to 480 5-watt LEDs.