Connect the incoming power to the line side of the GFCi outlet. Now run another wire connected to the line side of the GFCI outlet from the GFCI outlet to the switches. Power one of the switches and use that switch to turn on the 2 lights. Run power from that switch to another switch and use that switch to send power to the fan. Mount both switches in a double pole switch box. If the light above the sink has an outlet on it then you will have to connect power going to that light on the load side of the GFCI outlet. If not then just connect it to the line side.
the oulets yes the switches would be a no
Connect the incoming power wire and the outgoing power wire going to the light switch to the line side of the GFCI outlet. This will protect the outlet and will not turn off power to the light if the GFCI trips.
The pilot light in a GFCI is an indication that the receptacle is hot, maybe they should add a red pilot light to indicate that no power is coming out of the outlet and green when power is available.
Ground wire not secured at the GFCI outlet or disconnected at another outlet feeding power to the GFCI outlet.
The last answer is incorrect. Some GFCI's are designed to light up when working, some are designed to light up when tripped, some are designed to have different color lights depending on normal or tripped conditions. The only way to tell if the receptacle has power is to TEST it. If the GFCI is supposed to be tripped and power is still available, it is either not operating properly or it is not wired properly. If in doubt, have an electrician inspect it for proper operation. Incorrect answer: >>Provided that the GFCI is wired correctly, the indicator light indicates that the receptacles have power. If the light is off there is a ground fault. In other words, the light should always be on.
Of course it is possible. However, more often there is something external to the GFCI that causes the GFCI to trip. There may be other outlets connected to the GFCI or there may be moisture in circuit causing a ground fault. Open the box where the GFCI is located and see if there are any wires on the output side. If so remove them with the power off and see if GFCI trips when you turn power back on. If GFCI still trips, turn off power and remove GFCI entirely. Connect it to another working circuit and see if it still trips. If it does, you have a bad GFCI device. Never mess with wiring unless you are absolutely sure that the power is off.
you don't have power there or the GFCI needs to be replaced....or it is wired wrong.
no. as long as the lights or switches for those lights are not out in the wheather and cann't get wet.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters come in two basic types. The circuit breaker in your electric panel and as an outlet. In both cases only one GFCI should protect a circuit. Have no idea what you have in mind since a GFCI is not typically defined as a switch and you only need a single GFCI to protect circuit at the rating of the GFCI.
No, because a power strip does nothing more than provide current overload protection. A GFCI protects you from electrocution.
First you would have to know if the porch light is properly grounded or protected with a GFCI, or both. You cannot have outdoor outlets that are not GFCI protected.
No, except that you insert the wires into the holes on the back of the outlet. The power in connects to the LINE side of the outlet and power out connects to the LOAD side of the outlet. This is clearly marked on the back of the outlet. This will not only protect the outlet with the GFCI installed but all outlets receiving their power from that GFCI. If you do not want to protect the outlets receiving power from the outlet then connect that outgoing wire to the LINE side also. But know that only the outlet with the GFCI will be protected and all other outlets will not be GFCI protected.
If you have any question about the functionality of your GFCI, you should have it replaced. You can certainly verify that the GFCI is still functioning by using the test button, but the light gives added assurance that the circuit is functioning properly.
Every time you trip the GFCI, the power to the device plugged into it will lose its supply voltage.
A down stream receptacle that is connected to the upstream GFCI will be protected. If the downstream receptacle senses a fault the upstream GFCI will trip.
Plug in a lamp that you know works. The most common problem for an outlet that seems to have stopped working is one controlled by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This usually happens in a bathroom where an outlet is controlled by a GFCI in another room.
Circuit breaker, fuse or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) are three devices that do this.
This indicates either you have an active ground fault or the GFCI is bad. To check this out turn off power at breaker and remove GFCI outlet from wall box. Determine if it is powering other non-GFCI outlets. (It will have both input and output wires. If there are output wires remove them and check the outlet again with power and see if it resets. If it does you have a ground fault down the line somewhere. If it still doesn't work you likely have a bad GFCI.
Yes, I have done so personally and it works fine though for the life of me I can't figure out why.The only way for the electricity to be dissipated would be from hot to ground which should, literally, be a ground fault. Maybe it's sufficiently minor (it's just an extremely low power neon lamp in the switch) as to not trip the GFCI, in which case it is possible that a sufficient number of such switches loaded onto a GFCI would trip it.In my own case, I have one switch on a GFCI, though, and it works fine.
The function of a GFCI is any fault to ground will automatically trip the circuit. For example, if a hairdryer is plugged into a GFCI receptacle and it is dropped into a sink of water, the GFCI will shut down power to the receptacle.
Connect incoming power to the line side of GFCI outlet and plug Jacuzzi into the outlet. Must be on a dedicated circuit. If it has a pump and heater then each one must be on dedicated GFCI protected circuit.
Yes but it's redundant and may cause unnecessary "tripping" of the circuit. The GFCI circuit breaker is intended to protect an entire receptacle circuit whereas a GFCI receptacle is designed to protect only that receptacle and any which are provided power from its load side. (downstream)
Not if the GFCI breaker is supplying the circuit you are wanting to put the GFCI receptacle into.
Push the reset button in the center of the receptacle. When you first power up a GFCI receptacle is will automatically trip, just reset and you will be good to go.