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rhinewilliam 11-09-2012 05:04 PM

is it okay to plug a ups into a gfi outlet?
 
is it okay to plug a ups into a gfi outlet? I will be using my pellet stove on the ups so the fan runs in case of a power outage.

ddawg16 11-09-2012 05:08 PM

Sure....as long as the UPS current input is less than the rating of the GFI.

Oso954 11-09-2012 05:36 PM

If the GFCI protection is not needed or required, you are OK.

But, a UPS does not normally have any GFCI protection on the down stream side, so you are defeating the protection that would otherwise be provided by the GFCI outlet.

rhinewilliam 11-09-2012 05:54 PM

Understood, the GFCI outlet is already there and the pellet stove is plugged into it, I was just trying to make sure I wasn't going to run into any problems and to save myself having to put in a normal outlet. Thanks guys!


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