Is this allowable. I am finishing my basement. I have a few packages of standard home 15 amp outlets, I am wondering if a 15 amp outlets are allowable to hook to a 20 amp circuit braker in the service panel. I plan on doing nothing more than plugging in veryday equipt to these. TV stereo etc. No shop tools, pumps, motors...etc. just plain ol outlets. I have a book that states that the outlets should be apropriate for the amperage of the circuit but doesn't specify what that means. The wiring is a 12/2 gauge. My upstairs was done by professional contractors and they hooked 15 amp outlets to 20 amp breakers but I still need to know. Thanks.