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Why are some single outlets run off two separate breakers?


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2005-03-19 20:30:29
2005-03-19 20:30:29

The only time 2 beakers are run to one outlet is if the outlet is 240V. The breakers should have handle-ties connected to them to ensure that both breakers trip in the event of an overload. Nope its not 240 either,cause it continues to other outlets the same way.and can plug 110 accesories into them. I have come accross this everywhere. In rooms without a ceiling light, one half of a duplex receptacle is a switched lighting circuit and the other is a always on receptacle.


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