Yes, anything that’s downstream on that circuit will be GFCI protected regardless of whether its located indoors or outdoors. As long as you continue the circuit from the LOAD side, just like what the last person said. Very helpful! Thank you!
Are outlets downstream of a GFCI protected?
One of the best features of GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters) is their downstream protection. That means the same safety feature you get from a GFCI outlet is automatically applied to all other outlets wired further down on the same circuit, as long as the outlets are wired properly.
Do all outlets on an outdoor circuit need 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 put a GFCI downstream of another GFCI?
You can daisy-chain GFCIs if you really want to. They will still protect just fine. But you have more annoyance dealing with trips… because all the GFCI’s will trip, and you will have to do more walking to find and reset them all.
Does GFCI protect downstream and upstream?
How a GFCI works. GFCI outlets are installed upstream in place of ordinary outlets in which case they protect that outlet as well as any downstream from it.
How many outlets can be downstream of GFCI?
There’s no limit. A standard GFCI will protect up to 20 amps, drawn from any combination of receptacles, either the built-in one or any number of additional ones connected to its load terminals.
Can you have 2 GFCI outlets on the same circuit?
The Standard Number Of GFCI’s On One Circuit
You may use two or more GFCI rated outlets on one circuit if you like. However, if one trips or goes bad, all the outlets/GFCIs down the line will be affected.
Do you need a GFCI outlet if you have a GFCI breaker?
Circuit breakers stop electrical currents when there is an overload on the circuit. GFCI and AFCI outlets connect directly to the circuit. You do not need both a GFCI outlet and a GFCI circuit breaker on the same circuit.
Does an outdoor outlet have to be on its own circuit?
Receptacles that are used outdoors must have ground-fault circuit-interrupter, or GFCI, protection for safety. GFCI devices automatically trip if they sense an imbalance in the circuit that may indicate a fault to ground, which can occur when electrical equipment or anyone using it is in contact with water.
Do outdoor outlets need arc fault protection?
AFCI protection is not required for outlets located outside or in garages or bathroom areas. (B) All 15A or 20A, 120V branch circuits supplying outlets in dormitory unit bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, closets, bathrooms, or similar areas.
Can upstream outlet trip GFCI?
If an electrical problem develops on a piece of equipment plugged into a standard outlet with a GFCI upstream, the GFCI trips and shuts off power from the GFCI to everything connected downstream.
How do you wire a GFCI outlet downstream?
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What happens if you switch line and load on GFCI?
If you miswired the GFCI it may not prevent personal injury or death due to a ground fault (electrical shock). If you mistakenly connect the LINE wires to the LOAD terminals, the GFCI will not reset and will not provide power to either the GFCI receptacle face or any receptacles fed from the GFCI.
Can one GFCI protect multiple outlets?
When you need to wire multiple GFCI outlets such as in a kitchen or bathroom you have a couple of options. To save money, you can put in a single GFCI and then wire additional standard outlets to the “LOAD” output from the single GFCI. This provides the same protection as having a GFCI at each location.