Yes, you can use two or more GFCI outlets on the same circuit without any problem at all. That means that youll have to reset the outlets either on the outlet itself or from your circuit breaker as a last resort. It is well worth putting two or more GFCI outlets on the same circuit, and its quite common.
Is it OK to have more than one GFCI on a circuit?
Robert_Meier: You can put as many GFCI devices on a circuit as you want the NEC does not care.
How do you wire two GFCI outlets on the same circuit?
Just connect the cable from the second outlet to the line side of the first GFCI (or wire-nut and pigtail the first GFCI. Then install the 2nd GFCI normally. Alternatively, most GFCI outlets come with little stickers to put on the cover plates of downstream protected outlets.
Can you daisy chain GFCI outlets?
With GFCI devices designed for residential installation, there is no need to daisy chain them, as they all are set to trip at around 6mA of leakage current. Daisy chaining GFCIs does not increase protection.
Can 2 GFCI share the same ground?
In this situation, the breakers will detect a potential (false) ground fault and trip. This can easily be avoided by using a double pole GFCI breaker. This is because a double pole GFCI breaker monitors both ungrounded (hot) conductors, and a single shared grounded (neutral) conductor.
How many outlets can be on a GFCI circuit?
Theres 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 share a neutral on GFCI breaker?
jmvd20. The only way to use two GFCI receptacles to provide GFCI protection to more than two total receptacles on a shared-neutral circuit is to stop sharing the neutral after the GFCIs - by using two seperate 12/2s, or 12/2/2.
Can 2 outlets share a neutral?
It is NOT permitted to share a neutral in any other situation. If you were to share a neutral with two breakers on the same leg of a panel, both circuits could draw the breaker limit (lets say 15A) making the shared neutral as much as 30A return current!
Do all outlets in a bathroom need to be GFCI?
Bathrooms – All bathroom receptacles should have GFCI outlets installed. Any outlets within six feet of this sink (and the dedicated washing machine outlet) should be equipped with GFCI outlets. Outside – All outlets installed outside of your home should be GFCI outlets.
Should I replace all my outlets with GFCI?
The NEC requires GFCIs on all exterior and bathroom receptacles (another term for outlets). GFCIs are also required on all receptacles serving kitchen countertops. In bedrooms, living rooms, and other areas where water fixtures are not found, regular outlets are fine—and they are still installed in todays new homes.
Can I use 14 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit?
14 AWG must be protected at 15A, according to NEC 240.4(D)(3). 14 AWG cant be used on a circuit with a 20A breaker. The screw terminals are the better choice if you want to put 15 Amp receptacle on a 20 Amp circuit with 12 gauge wire.
How does a GFCI work without a neutral?
The GFCI doesnt need a load neutral if the equipment does not have one. However the line neutral, that being your pig tail white coiled wire will need to be connected to the neutral bar since the breaker needs 120 volts for the electronics to work. Connect the ground to the ground bar as you normally would.
Do GFCI breakers need a dedicated neutral?
Each GFCI does require a dedicated hot and neutral, but you can daisy-chain the ground. The way you would normally install two GFCI protected outlets is to put the GFCI closest to the panel, then daisy-chain a regular outlet off of it. If you put another GFCI downstream of a GFCI, it will not work correctly.
Can the outlets in a bathroom be on the same circuit as the lights?
Because of the presence of water, bathrooms have very carefully defined requirements. The same circuit can supply the entire bathroom (outlets plus lighting), provided there are no heaters (including vent fans with built-in heaters) and provided the circuit serves only a single bathroom and no other areas.
What is the difference between a GFI and GFCI?
Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) and ground fault interrupters (GFI) are the exact same device under slightly different names. Though GFCI is more commonly used than GFI, the terms are interchangeable.
Whats the difference between a GFI and a GFI C?
There is no significant difference at all. When discussing GFCI receptacles, common conversations use the terms GFCI ground fault circuit interrupter outlets or simply a ground fault interrupter (GFI). They are generally counted as the exact same thing.