(B) Small Appliances.
(1) Receptacle Outlets Served. In the kitchen, pantry, breakfast
room, dining room, or similar area of a dwelling unit, the
two or more 20-ampere small-appliance branch circuits
required by 210.11(C)(1) shall serve all wall and floor receptacle
outlets covered by 210.52(A), all counter top outlets covered
by 210.52(C), and receptacle outlets for refrigeration equipment.
Exception No. 1: In addition to the required receptacles specified by
210.52, switched receptacles supplied from a general-purpose branch
circuit as defined in 210.70(A)(1), Exception No. 1, shall be permitted.
Exception No. 2: In addition to the required receptacles specified by
210.52, a receptacle outlet to serve a specific appliance shall be permitted
to be supplied from an individual branch circuit rated 15 amperes
(2) No Other Outlets. The two or more small-appliance
branch circuits specified in 210.52(B)(1) shall have no other
Exception No. 1: A receptacle installed solely for the electrical supply to
and support of an electric clock in any of the rooms specified in
Exception No. 2: Receptacles installed to provide power for supplemental
equipment and lighting on gas-fired ranges, ovens, or counter mounted
I‘ve never understood that...The microwave if it is sitting on the counter could use the small appliance branch circuit however if it is built into a shelve then IMO it cannot use the small appliance branch circuit
You know the answer to that ... because the code says so. Just like my parents used to say.
thats my point, it’s not plugged in, but he wants it on its own circuit and says it’s in the 2020Also, if the hood is plugged in, that receptacle has to be on its own branch circuit. 422.16(B)(4) [stupid IMHO]
(4) Range Hoods. Range hoods shall be permitted to be cordand-
plug-connected with a flexible cord identified as suitable
for use on range hoods in the installation instructions of the
appliance manufacturer, where all of the following conditions
(1) The flexible cord is terminated with a grounding-type
Exception: A listed range hood distinctly marked to identify it as protected
by a system of double insulation shall not be required to be terminated
with a grounding-type attachment plug.
(2) The length of the cord is not less than 450 mm (18 in.)
and not over 1.2 m (4 ft).
(3) Receptacles are located to protect against physical
damage to the flexible cord.
(4) The receptacle is accessible.
(5) The receptacle is supplied by an individual branch