Is a 20 amp switch on a 15 amp circuit a code violation?
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#14 wire connects to a 15 amp breaker, #12 wire connects to a 20 amps. You can have a 15 amp breaker on #12 wire, but you CANNOT have a 20 amp breaker on #14 wire.
The larger the wire, the larger the breaker is allowed. But you cannot go the other direction.
I am not asking about the circuit breaker. I am asking about a switch on a circuit. Is a 20 amp switch on a 15 amp circuit a code violation?
No, it is fine
They are made with feed through capabilities of higher amperage.
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