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Old 05-28-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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GFCI duplex outlet that can be fed with two circuits?

Normal duplex outlets can be fed so that each of the two outlets can be fed separately (by breaking a bar on the side). A common application is where one of the outlets is always "hot" and the other outlet is switched (from a wall toggle switch) into which a lamp might be plugged. Question: Is there a GFCI available that can be wired in the same manner? Where can I purchase such an item and what would it technically be called?


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Old 05-28-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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there is no such thing as a split gfci outlet. The closest thing that you can get to it is by installing a 2 pole gfci breaker in your panel and running the regular split plug off it. Depending on where you live a 20A gfci protected receptacle may also be sufficient as a replacement to the gfci split(which is code on kitchen counters now). keep in mind that you'll need number 12's for the 20A version.


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You also need 20 amp T slot receptacles for the 20 amp circuit.
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If they're duplex receps they do not need to be 20 amp rated in the USA.
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