GFCI protection on outdoors pedestal outlet

Fred B

Senior Member
Location
Upstate, NY
Occupation
Electrician
Opinion, and or code reference, would gfci protection for a remote pedestal outlet be required only at pedestal or at circuit origination?
 

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
GFCI protection is required for the receptacle. Either location for the GFCI fulfills that requirement.

Further away the GFCI is the more chance of nuisance tripping because of capacitive leakage current, but that is design decision and not a requirement.
 

tom baker

First Chief Moderator
Staff member
I would prefer a GFCI receptacle, easier to reset instead of a long walk. Similar concept to recepacles in elevator pits. Plus receptacles are wsy less $ than breakers.
 

rnatalie

Senior Member
Location
Catawba, NC
Occupation
Retired Electrical Engineer
George is pointing out that you can use only 12" of cover on a 120V/20A circuit if it's protected by GFCI at the feed point.
 
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