GFCI Clarification

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Old 10-11-05, 10:18 PM
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GFCI Clarification

Hopefully, it's just that I'm up too late, but I'm a bit confused by the instructions that came with the GFCI outlet. I am getting the impression that they want some kind of daisy chain scheme that makes no sense to me...

I want to place the GFCI as the middle of three protected outlets. Obviously, power to line side of GFCI. Can't the load side branch two opposite directions to each of the other two protected outlets?

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Old 10-12-05, 04:11 AM
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The GFCI only protects the circuit down stream (load side) from its location. Thinking of it as a switch may help understand the concept.
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Old 10-12-05, 04:25 AM
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The answer to your question is yes, the load side can branch into two (or more) different directions.
 
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Old 10-12-05, 06:14 AM
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Thanks, guys. I thought is was fairly obvious...until I got to reading. I just wanted to make sure before I had to tell my wife I was rerouting another wire.
 
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