Code Quiz: AFCI and GFCI Protection

NEC guidelines for AFCI and GFCI protection in kitchen and laundry areas

In which area of a dwelling unit are both GFCI and AFCI protection required?

A. No area. It is not possible to provide both for a receptacle outlet.

B. Garage

C. Kitchen and laundry areas

D. Dishwasher located in a kitchen

Find the Answer

Answer: C

A change in the 2014 NEC now requires both AFCI and GFCI protection for the 15A and 20A outlets in kitchen and laundry areas [see Sec. 210.8(A) and Sec. 210.12(A)].

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