When working with multiple outlets, keep the following points in mind to ensure safety and proper functioning:
1. Circuit capacity: The number of outlets that can be connected to a circuit is determined by the circuit’s capacity. It’s important to make sure that a total load of all connected devices does not exceed the circuit’s capacity, which can cause the circuit to overload and trip the breaker.
2. Outlet spacing: Outlets should be spaced evenly along walls to ensure that there is an outlet available wherever it is needed.
3. Wiring: When wiring multiple outlets, it’s important to use the correct wire size and type for the circuit. For example, a 20-amp circuit requires a 12-gauge wire, while a 15-amp circuit can use a 14-gauge wire.
4. Safety: Outlets in certain locations, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor areas, require power points to be installed according to the latest industry codes and requirements.