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Can i run 2 15amp 3 way switches on a 20amp circuit with 3

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Can i run 2 15amp 3 way switches on a 20amp circuit with 3 lights?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. Yes, you can use the 15A 3 way switches.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Its not a problem on a 20amp circuit with 12awg?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

Not a problem, it's done all the time. The load on the lights no doubt are much less.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
its just 3 basic lights along the ceiling of the covered alley. So i wont worry about going to a 15amp breaker and 14awg?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

Very good.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Cool thx mike
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

You're welcome.