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Fixture wire shall be permitted to be tapped to the branch-circuit conductor of a branch circuit in accordance with the following:
  1. 15- or 20-ampere circuits — 18 AWG, up to 15 m (50 ft) of run length
  2. 15- or 20-ampere circuits — 16 AWG, up to 30 m (100 ft) of run length
  3. 20-ampere circuits — 14 AWG and larger
  4. 30-ampere circuits — 14 AWG and larger
  5. 40-ampere circuits — 12 AWG and larger
  6. 50-ampere circuits — 12 AWG and larger

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Article 402 Equipment for General Use, Fixture Wires
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