Circuits Servicing outdoor elements

Old 09-12-17, 12:38 PM
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Circuits Servicing outdoor elements

I am adding two low voltage outdoor lighting transformers and I have a recommendation that each transformer needs it own gfci protection. Is this true?

Can I put in a gfci breaker in my panel and then splice the two circuits together? Neither of the transformers will draw very much current, a couple of amps at most if I really load them.

If I want to run a pump for a water feature, can I gfci protect the entire circuit with one gfci breaker, different then the one used to protect the low voltage transformers?

Is there a need in outdoor circuits to use both the gfci receptacle close to the device and a gfci breaker in the circuit box?
Old 09-12-17, 12:43 PM
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They need to be GFI protected. Either a GFI breaker or a GFI receptacle will be sufficient.

If you use three GFI receptacles..... only the one that has a problem will trip. If you use a GFI breaker.... any fault will knock out all the receptacles.
Old 09-13-17, 11:50 AM
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If you only use the line terminals you could place multiple gfi's on one circuit.

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