GFCI Breaker or GFCI Outlets

Old 06-01-18, 10:27 AM
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GFCI Breaker or GFCI Outlets

I'm having a detached shop built and will have a 200 amp panel. For the general use outlets is it better to use a GFCI breaker or put GFCI outlet in first position and feed other outlets. I know the breakers are more money.
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Old 06-01-18, 02:32 PM
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Both provide the same level of protection . Gfi receptacles can be easier to reset as they are normally closer to the point of use, however the breaker in the panel stops the need to find a gfi behind a box or pile of stuff. The receptacle is cheaper.

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