How to Protect Kitchen Outlets with GFCI
Protecting Kitchen Outlets Against Ground Faults – Typically GFCI protection is provided by positioning the GFCI receptacle in the…
Protecting Kitchen Outlets Against Ground Faults
Electrical Troubleshooting Question: I have a series of 3 outlets in my kitchen that need to all have GFCI outlets. Obviously I can Line/Load the first two, but how do I terminate at the last GFCI? Just feed into the Line terminals and leave the Load terminals empty?
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Kitchen GFCI Outlets
GFCI Protection for Kitchen Outlet Receptacles
According to electrical code, kitchen counter top outlets must be protected by GFCI, Ground Fault Circuit Interruption. Typically GFCI protection is provided by positioning the GFCI receptacle in the first position of the circuit which is wired as the LINE of the GFCI Outlet, then the additional receptacles are wired to the LOAD of the GFCI Outlet. If a single GFCI Receptacle is desired then the circuit wiring is attached to the LINE side of the GFCI Outlet.
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Wiring Electrical Outlets for the Home
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GFCI and GFI Wiring Diagrams
The features and benefits of GFCI outlets and receptacles will give you a clear understanding of the importance why these safety devices are required by code to help protect you and your family against accidental electrical shock hazards.
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Wiring a Switch for an Air CompressorWayne asks:
I am wiring my 240volt air compressor using 10/3 to a lighted 30 amp switch to place by exit door to turn off when im away.
My question is: when I wire the switch I will have essentially two hots, do I place both the black and red on one screw and the black and red on the other?
Also its the lighted Leviton 3032-plr, a lot of the comments say I need to use the neutral to operate the light.
I dont know what to do with that.
Thanks for your help.
Wayne, The Leviton 3032-plr switch that you have described is for 120volt applications and will not work on a 240volt circuit.
A typical 240 volt air compressor requires two hots and a ground wire.
A neutral wire is not required.
A 120volt lighted control switch could be wired as an add on control circuit, however this would require a separate 120volt control circuit, a 120volt lighted switch, and a 120volt control relay with 240volt contacts rated for 30amps.
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