What is the difference between a 15a and 20a outlet?

Article Tools

15a and 20a receptacles have different pin configurations. A 20a receptacle will have one slot that is turned sideways or T shaped to allow a 20amp plug to be used. A 15amp receptacle on a 20 amp circuit will not overload the circuit. You will only be allowed to plug in 15a devices.
Previous postHow long does it take to install a dishwasher? Next postHow do you pop a soap dispenser?

Post Your Comment