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Old 09-12-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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GFCI LOAD terminals


When a GFCI trips, does it continue to supply power to the LOAD terminals or is power cut off as well?

I'm installing a GFCI in a small bathroom. I would like to use the LOAD terminals to feed a switch that will control a wall sconce. If the GFCI trips, will the wall sconce light go out?
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When a GFCI trips the load terminals are dead. The line terminals behind the switch will remain live while the power is still dead to anything plugged into the receptacle.
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If you want the lights to remain on then do NOT use the LOAD terminals. Pigtail the feed wire to the GFCI to supply the switch as well.
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Thanks everyone!! That is all I needed to know.
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