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Can you connect a GFCI to another GFCI?
Last Updated: 18th February, 2020
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In this regard, can you pigtail a GFCI outlet?
A ground-fault circuit interrupting (GFCI) outlet uses a current sensor and a circuit breaker to disconnect a dangerous electrical circuit. A GFCI protects multiple outlets when the wires twist together with a jumper wire, called a pigtail, and the jumper wire connects to the GFCI.
Subsequently, question is, can one GFCI feed another? The load connection is available to feed additional standard (non-GFCI) outlets downstream from the GFCI location to provide protection from the GFCI. In other words, any regular outlet that is fed from the load side of the GFCI is also protected from a ground fault because of the GFCI outlet.
Additionally, can you connect 2 GFCI on same circuit?
Note that you can't connect any other GFCI devices via the "load" terminals of a GFCI receptacle. However, anything connected to the "load" terminals will be protected, and the extra "Protected by GFCI" labels that came with the GFCI device should be applied to all of the downstream receptacles.
Can you plug a GFCI into another GFCI?
There's no problem have GFCI devices protected by other GFCI devices. You'll either have to plug the machine into a non-GFCI protected circuit, or contact the manufacturer to figure out if there's a way to make it work.