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Re: Home outlet for Level I: better to be GFCI outlet...or not?

Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Saopylab wrote:Just my two cents...sorry for bumping

The instruction manual for the volt says you are not supposed to use a GFCI outlet. However... outlets located in garages are required to be GFCI by code in most cities now. The 120 Voltec unit does have a GFCI built in. You have a couple of choices here:

1 Violate your local code and replace the GFCI outlet with a standard commercial grade outlet. (The charger has a GFCI detector built in.)

2 Try a different brand of GFCI outlet. Some may be more compatible with the Voltec charger than others.

I'd go for #2. If it's problematic, find one designed to reduce nuisance tripping.
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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