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kcrossley2 08-05-2013 10:50 PM

Surge protector of GFCI?
 
I just had a water softener installed. I want to use a GFCI outlet in the garage, but it's already being used by our refrigerator and a Verizon FIOS backup device.

I found a pretty neat solution that turns 2 outlets into six, but the device is also a surge protector. Are there any issues with installing a surge protector on a GFCI circuit?

mpoulton 08-05-2013 11:07 PM

That should be fine. In the event of a surge, the GFCI will trip because of the way the surge protector works. But that should not be a problem.

Msradell 08-05-2013 11:10 PM

You may want to consider running a separate circuit that doesn't have a GFCI for the refrigerator. A refrigerator can be used without a GFCI and if you have one and it trips you lose everything in the refrigerator without knowing it.

Oso954 08-06-2013 12:24 AM

Quote:

You may want to consider running a separate circuit that doesn't have a GFCI for the refrigerator. A refrigerator can be used without a GFCI
Not in a garage. The GFCI is required.

ddawg16 08-06-2013 01:09 AM

As noted above....GFCI required....but how come you just don't wire some additional outlets off the load side of the GFCI?


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