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Old 10-22-2008, 04:50 AM   #1
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Is a GFI receptacle voltage sensitive, as in will it provide any protection when fed via a dimmer?

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gfci and dimmers to not tend to get along well at all.....

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Outlets and dimmers are NOT suppose to mix.
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Outlets and dimmers are NOT suppose to mix.
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Outlets and dimmers are NOT suppose to mix.
As far as standard receptacles go, this is correct; however, there is a special receptacle available that can be dimmed and still comply with the NEC. This receptacle will not accept a standard plug. The lamp that plugs into it must have its plug replaced with a special plug that will fit the dimmed receptacle.

http://www.lutron.com/applicationnotes/048085a.pdf
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