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Old August 14th 17, 10:14 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default GFCI Protection Question ?

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On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 17:44:04 -0400, Bob wrote:

Hello,

Concerning the normal GFCI protectors/modules:

Obviously they protect "downstream" like they are designed to.

But does this protection also extend "upstream" ?
If so, to where ?

Thanks,
Bob

No, it does not (generally) extend upstream (back to the source). If
such a device exists it is not common and/or I have not seen one or
heard of one.


I think there has to be a definition made here. So I will do it..

Upstream: From source (breaker box) to GFCI outlet - not protected.

Downstream: From GFCI Outlet to far end of that circuit (last outlet on
that circuit).

GFCI breaker - source - (breaker box) to far end of that circuit (last
outlet on that circuit).

I hope I am clear as mud...

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Tekkie