Can I plug my microwave into a regular outlet?
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Moreover, do microwaves need special outlets?
The microwave oven needs a dedicated 20-amp, the 120/125-volt circuit to feed it. This will require 12/2 NM wire with a ground. Although it's not uncommon to see microwave ovens plugged into standard appliance outlets, larger microwave ovens can draw as much as 1500 watts, and these need their own dedicated circuits.
Likewise, can a fridge be plugged into a regular outlet? A standard residential refrigerator connects to a common household outlet. The outlet provides 110 volts of electricity to power the appliance. Most building codes require the refrigerator connect to a dedicated circuit. This means a circuit breaker in the breaker box only powers that appliance and nothing else.
Just so, what kind of outlet does a microwave need?
Microwave Electrical Requirements and Breaker Size. Our countertop and over-the-range microwaves: Require a 120 volt individual, properly grounded branch circuit with a 3 prong grounding type receptacle, protected by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker or time-delay fuse.
Can a microwave be plugged into a GFCI?
Plugging your microwave into a GFCI outlet is not recommended. The microwave may trigger the reset, which can disrupt the flow of your operation.