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Will a GFCI receptacle outlet trip if you overload the circuit?
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
No, a GFCI receptacle does not provide overcurrent protection for a circuit that is overloaded with too many appliance/lighting loads. But a GFCI breaker in the panel will trip when a circuit becomes overloaded, because it provides overcurrent protection plus GFCI protection for any leaking current—technically called a “Ground Fault," which is the GF in GFCI.
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