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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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GFCI question

Since my electrician friend hasn't responded to me yet, and Google has been fruitless, maybe you guys can help me out!

I have three plugs coming from a Fluval Spec V - lights, filter, and heater. They run to a GFCI outlet, but there are only two sockets on that outlet. Would a standard 6-plug adapter work on this outlet and still keep GFCI protection?

This is the type of "adapter" I'm talking about:
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2013, 07:43 PM
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Yes. Absolutely.
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Yes, just to reinforce. The GFCI will function the same if there is one thing plugged in or you run 400 things (don't do the second).
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And if it's wired first in a series of outlets in your home it protects them also. It protects everything downstream of it.

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