What is this outlet in my bathroom?


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Old 02-21-24, 12:35 AM
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What is this outlet in my bathroom?

My condo is built in 1981. The outlet in bathroom is leviton. It is above countertop and


looks like to protect from water damage. Don't know if it can be replaced by GFCI outlet?
 
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Old 02-21-24, 03:18 AM
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It is commonly known as a shaver outlet (Isolation Transformer)

I would replace it with a gfci.
 
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Old 02-21-24, 03:22 AM
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Outlet fed buy an isolation transformer. I can see it in a 1950s or earlier bathroom. ANSI declared 120 as the standard voltage around 1955 and device is marked 115V.

If the box is 4"4" (you're lucky) you can put a single-gang mud ring on it or maybe you can find a cover with a Decora cut-out. Otherwise I don't see a way that I don't consider a hack job. Either way, be sure to use one of the No ground stickers that comes with the GFCI.

Anybody have other solutions?
 
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Anybody have other solutions?
The OP said the condo was built in 1981, I bet there is a ground wire in the box.
 
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This appears to be in Canada but I agree..... there should be a ground there.
 
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Old 02-22-24, 04:37 AM
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The OP said the condo was built in 1981
A building could have been remodeled and gone condo in '81. The isolation transformer may have been a compromise for not having a ground in the box. Although that's around 25 years after voltage was "standardized", I have no idea whether the standard became a requirement or if so, when. I just wouldn't be surprised at what I found (or didn't find).

Hopefully DavidW1966 will post his resolution.
 
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