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Does a sump pump need a dedicated outlet?

Last Updated: 28th May, 2021

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The power supply to a sump pump should not only have a dedicated outlet, but should also be a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. The sump pump needs its own circuit breaker to prevent tripping of the breaker and the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter is essential in preventing electrical shock.

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Besides, what kind of outlet does a sump pump use?

There is no NEC requirement for GFCI protection for a sump pump. The 2008 NEC removed the exception for 120 volt non-GFCI receptacles in dedicated spaces in garages and unfinished basements. If the location of the sump pump *receptacle *requires GFCI protection then you must have GFCI protection.

Furthermore, does a dehumidifier need a dedicated circuit? Your dehumidifier requires a dedicated GCFI protected outlet for proper installation. In these cases, your dehumidifier may cause the GCFI to "trip" and you may need to have a dedicated outlet installed after our installation.

Simply so, how many amps does a sump pump use?

The nameplate rating on each of the sump pumps was approx. 9.5 amps.

Does a sump pump need a dedicated circuit in Ontario?

The Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) does not require a designated receptacle or a dedicated branch circuit for a sump pump.

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