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What article in the code book states the type of receptacle

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what article in the code book states the type of receptacle that has to be used? as in can a receptacle that has a rating on 15 amps be used in a kitchen that is on a 20 amp branch circuit. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 2 years ago.
Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.All of that information is in the below Article of NEC:ARTICLE 406 Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs (Caps)The specific section you are referencing is:(A) Grounding Type. Receptacles installed on 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits shall be of the grounding type. Grounding-type receptacles shall be installed only on cir- cuits of the voltage class and current for which they are rated, except as provided in Table 210.21(B)(2) and Table 210.21(B)(3).Tables are shown below in the picture uploaded:Let me know anything further needed, Thanks