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Old 08-03-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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GFCI under the sink


I plan to location the transformers for all my low voltage under cabinet lighting under the sink. This plug will be controlled by a wall switch "near" the sink above the counter. Is this plug (under the sink) required to be on a GFCI protected curcuit ?
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GFI protection is not required.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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I should have said... ( to be more clear )
110 will go into the wall switch, then carry on to a junction box located under the sink. The LV transformers will connect to the switched 110 inside this junction box..

I realize - this likely does not change your answer
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Same answer!
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Are these lights going to be on the small appliance circuit ?



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"small appliance circuit" ?

a separate 15 amp circuit (14-2) will feed two transformers.
one smaller transformer for 3 x 12-volt xeon lights
one larger transformer for 6 x 12-volt xeon lights
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Where are you located ?
In the US 2 SABC's are required
Hard wired lights can't be connected to them
...but plug in lights can

If this circuit is an added circuit, not a problem



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Canada ( province od Saskatchewan)
This is a kitchen reno (on an old house)...

plan is to run one 15amp circuit. 110 to a wall switch, then down to a
60 cubic inch box under the sink, where the transformers would be hardwired to the 14/2. My math tells me that nine 20 watt / 12 volt lights will give me a load of 15 amps.
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(9) 20w lights = 180w = 1.5a

Can't help you on Canada codes...sorry



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