When installing receptacles for circuits and equipment operating at less than 50V in kitchens, laundries and other locations where portable appliances are likely to be used, the minimum receptacle rating shall be not less than ___ amperes.

  1. 15A
  2. 20A
  3. 15A and 20A
  4. There is no requirement for receptacle ratings for circuits less than 50V.

Answer: B

Article 720 outlines the requirements of working on circuits and equipment operating at less than 50V. As noted in 720.7, "Receptacles for circuits and equipment operating at less than 50V in kitchens, laundries and other locations where portable appliances are likely to be used, the minimum receptacle rating shall be not less than 20A."

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