Power for a garage door opener

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Flywelder
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Power for a garage door opener

Post by Flywelder » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:08 pm

Does the garage door opener need to be on a dedicated 20 amp circuit by itself? or can I, or should I, tie it into the 20 amp recepticles in the garage?

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Re: Power for a garage door opener

Post by Invest777 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:00 pm

If I'm not mistaking, I'm 90% Sure my garage door open circuit is shared

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Re: Power for a garage door opener

Post by Shannon » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:47 pm

It does not need to be on its own circuit as far as I know . And it certainly does not need to be 20amp.
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Re: Power for a garage door opener

Post by emtnut » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Shannon wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:47 pm
It does not need to be on its own circuit as far as I know . And it certainly does not need to be 20amp.
Yep. Most up here are on 15A circuit, along with the receptacles and lighting for the garage.
No provision for a dedicated circuit in NEC as well.
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Re: Power for a garage door opener

Post by A. Spruce » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:42 pm

In my neck of the woods, the only stipulation is that the opener cannot be run off an extension cord, it must be plugged directly into a receptacle, other than that, it can be shared by other receptacles in the garage.
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Re: Power for a garage door opener

Post by Flywelder » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:03 pm

Okay thanks every one! I will share this bit of info that I gleamed from my electrical inspector: he said, he wants, and that the code here in NC, states just one light and just one receptacle, is required in the garage, but that receptacle must be a 20 amp. So, with that info and yours, I'm going to tie the garage door opener into the receptacle circuit.

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