Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for GFCI Protection of Swimming Pool Pump Motors

Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for GFCI Protection of Swimming Pool Pump Motors

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

All questions and answers are based on the 2014 NEC.

 

Q. What is the NEC requirement for GFCI protection of swimming pool pump motors?

A. For this question, it’s important to understand the NEC definition of an outlet. An outlet is a point on the wiring system where current is taken to supply utilization equipment [Art. 100]. The outlet can be a point where a receptacle is installed for a cord- and plug-type conne

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