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Old 01-02-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
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220 outlet in garage


I want to add a couple of 220 volt outlets to my garage do they need to be gfi protected if so how is that wired? My ground and neutral are separate in my garage branch box and can both outlets be run off the same gfi breaker? Is there such a thing as a 220 gfi receptacle?
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What size is the circuit, and what is the circuit used for?

They do make 240v gfci's breakers but not receptacles. Generally, 240v circuit do not require gfci protection.
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240 receptacles do NOT need GFCI. How many amps are needed. Do they need 240 only or 240/120(different cable needed).
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You may not connect a 240 volt only circuit or a 120/240 volt circuit to two separate GFCI units or GFCI breakers in the breaker box. You must use a double wide (and double pole) regular breaker or a double wide 240 volt GFCI breaker.

Using a GFCI breaker, the neutral (if any) of the protected branch circuit is connected to the neutral terminal in the breaker, not to the neutral bus of the panel.
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