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06-17-2008, 10:20 AM
Hi all -

I am considering a timer switch for a bathroom ceiling fan, which is on a 15A circuit. The switch is advertised as 20A. Is it safe/correct to assume that this would work on a 15A circuit as well?

Here is the switch:


Reading the available online manual, it shows connection details for a 20A circuit, and what I assume is mislabelled as a 5A circuit.

I think it should be fine for my 15A circuit, but I thought I'd ask the experts here :p

06-17-2008, 12:40 PM
You can use a switch rated for higher than the load. Used at a lower wattage, they may last longer because of the heavier duty contacts.

06-17-2008, 01:36 PM
OK, thnx, makes sense too. :)