No. GFCI protection is only needed for outlets.

Does an exhaust fan need to be GFCI protected?

Although the National Electrical Code (NEC) does not have a requirement for a bathroom exhaust fan to be GFCI protected, it is often specified by the manufacturer in the installation instructions when the fan is over a tub or shower.

Can I connect GFCI to bathroom fan?

Power From a GFCI Outlet

Using the GFCI outlet circuit as the power source will work for the bathroom exhaust fan but make sure you are using the GFCI circuit power source only and not intermixing with any wiring from the existing light circuit wiring.

Does a bathroom fan need to be on its own circuit?

Bathroom Circuits

If the vent fan has a built-in heater, it must have its own 20-amp circuit. This is called a “dedicated” circuit because it serves only one appliance or fixture. Heat lamps, wall heaters, and other built-in heating appliances may also require dedicated circuits.

What locations require GFCI protection?

The NEC mandates GFCI protection in many areas of the home: bathrooms, garages, outdoor receptacles, crawl spaces, basements, kitchens and anything within six feet of a sink or water source.

What is code for bathroom exhaust fan?

Section R303.

When this section is adopted by a community, it essentially says that, for venting purposes, bathrooms must have windows that open. The code reads that the window must have “aggregate glazing area…of not less than 3 square feet (0.3 m2), one-half of which must be openable.”

Do bathroom lights need to be GFCI protected?

You might not be aware of it, but your bathroom lights could pose a safety hazard in the event that you have an electrical short. This is because GFCI (ground fault circuit interruption) protection is only required for outlets and switches, not light fixtures unless they are above the shower area.

Can a bathroom fan and light be on the same circuit?

This is acceptable. Many bathroom fans include lights with the intention of both being wired to one switch on the same circuit. They can also be wired separately to different switches.

What is a blank face GFCI used for?

Eaton’s Blank Face GFCI provides protection from dangerous electrical shocks caused by ground faults.

What are the differences between GFCI circuit breaker and GFCI receptacle outlets?

GFCI Receptacle vs Breaker: Functionality

GFCI Receptacle GFCI Breaker
Protects only 1 outlet if it’s single-location Protects every outlet in the circuit
Protects downstream outlets if it’s multi-location Only one is needed per circuit

Which of the following receptacle locations does not have to be GFCI protected?

Outdoors: All outdoor receptacles must be GFCI-protected, with one exception: receptacles that are not readily accessible and are supplied by a dedicated branch circuit for electric snow-melting or deicing equipment do not need to be protected.

Where are GFCI breakers required 2020?

The 2020 NEC is very clear that GFCI protection is only required for 125‐volt, 15‐ and 20‐ampere receptacles in areas having an equipotential plane, in outdoor locations, in damp or wet locations, or in dirt confinement areas for livestock.

Do AC units need to be GFCI protected?

This new expansion extends to hardwired equipment as well, except for snow-melting equipment and lighting outlets. This means that the condenser unit for an air conditioner needs to be GFCI protected, too.

Does a furnace need to be on a GFCI?

Yes, a GFCI is required.

Does a Heat Pump need a GFCI?

Heat pumps do not require a GFCI. Heat pumps fall under NEC 680.45 as a “circulation heater” which requires a GFCI when supplied by a brach circuit of 150 volts or less.

Are exterior outlets required to be GFCI?

Outdoor electrical outlets differ from indoor outlets because they have watertight covers that protect the outlet even with a cord plugged in. Plus, the National Electrical Code requires all outdoor outlets to be GFCI outlets (ground fault circuit interrupter outlets).

Can you have 2 GFCI outlets on the same circuit?

Having 2 GFCIs on the same circuit has no added benefit and can cause the occupant confusion when it comes to tracking down a tripped GFCI outlet. When the GFCI is installed on the lead outlet, there is no need to wire multiple GFCIs on the same circuit for residential use.

Can you daisy chain GFCI outlets?

Daisy chaining GFCIs does not increase protection. In industrial and commercial installations, GFCI devices may be daisy chained, but the upstream GFCI devices usually are set to a higher trip point while the downstream GFCI devices protecting point-of-use receptacles is set to the standard 6mA.

What is code for outside outlets?

Homes must have at least one outdoor receptacle at the front and rear of the house. They must be readily accessible from the ground and positioned no more than 6 1/2 feet above grade (ground level).

Do refrigerators need to be on GFCI?

Residential Kitchen. In a dwelling unit (residential), GFCI protection is only required for kitchen receptacles that serve the countertop surfaces. There’s no requirement to GFCI protect receptacles that serve a refrigerator. Unless the fridge is plugged into a countertop receptacle.

Do outdoor receptacles need AFCI?

AFCI protection is not required for outlets located outside or in garages or bathroom areas.