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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