240v GFCI?

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Old 05-31-05, 08:47 AM
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240v GFCI?

I am installing a 240 dedicated circuit with one receptacle in my garage for a table saw. I have a few questions regarding GFCI protection:

1. Does this circuit require GFCI protection?
2. This circuit does not have a neutral. Yet the GFCI breakers that I have found all have taps for the neutral. I am assuming that in my case, I leave those taps emply and only wire in the two hot leads. Is this right?

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Old 05-31-05, 09:16 AM
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A dedicated 240V receptacle in the garage does not require GFCI protection at all. Save a large amount of cash and get a standard double pole breaker.
 
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As was stated, no GFCI is required.

For a 240 volt GFCI, if the circuit has no neutral then you attach nothing to the neutral terminal.
 
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Old 05-31-05, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by racraft
For a 240 volt GFCI, if the circuit has no neutral then you attach nothing to the neutral terminal.
Do be sure to connect the white pigtail lead to the neutral bus in all cases. This also supplies 120 volt power for the electronic circuitry inside the GFCI breaker.
 
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