When was GFCI-protection for kitchen dishwasher receptacle outlet first required?
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The requirement for GFCI-protection for the dishwasher receptacle was added with the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC 210.8[C]). The only other kitchen location the NEC specifies GFCI-protection is the receptacles, where they are “installed to serve the countertop surfaces” [NEC210.8[A](8)]. So they are not required at regular wall receptacles in the kitchen.
GFCI-receptacles have significantly reduced the number of electrocution since they began phasing in about 40 years ago, but there are several electrical hazards they do not protect against. See our blog posts Are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) really necessary and worth the trouble? and What electrical hazards does a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) NOT protect against?
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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about AFCI and GFCI RECEPTACLES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS:
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