GFCI Breaker on ungrounded circuits

don_resqcapt19

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While never enforced just note the list of equipment in 250.114 that is not permitted to be plugged into a receptacle that does not have an equipment grounding conductor. The addition of GFCI protection does not change that.
 

Little Bill

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While never enforced just note the list of equipment in 250.114 that is not permitted to be plugged into a receptacle that does not have an equipment grounding conductor. The addition of GFCI protection does not change that.
I had a few lines written up explaining the GFCI didn't add or replace an EGC but decided to just answer the question as asked. I will also agree, the list of non-allowed items to be plugged in never is enforced, nor do I know how it would be.
 

don_resqcapt19

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I had a few lines written up explaining the GFCI didn't add or replace an EGC but decided to just answer the question as asked. I will also agree, the list of non-allowed items to be plugged in never is enforced, nor do I know how it would be.
I tried to get an exception for that rule for the cases where GFCIs are added to circuits that do not have EGCs, but CMP5 says the items listed in 250.114 must be connected to a circuit that has an EGC.
 
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