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Old 10-13-2015, 01:57 PM   #1
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No GFCI Outlet in Bathroom?

Am I the only one who thinks it is strange that Jayco did not install a GFCI outlet in my bathroom next to the sink just like the one installed in the kitchen next to the sink?
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
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No, because they are connected. In many cases it is in the bathroom and the kitchen is in parallel.
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So my bathroom outlet is protected by the GFCI outlet in the kitchen? I suppose I can test that by clicking the red button off and plugging something to the outlet in the bathroom, right?
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:13 PM   #4
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So my bathroom outlet is protected by the GFCI outlet in the kitchen? I suppose I can test that by clicking the red button off and plugging something to the outlet in the bathroom, right?
Yes. And you may have 2 depending on the size of the unit. They save by putting the GFCI in a series circuit and through the load side of the outlet to protect all the outlets in the series.

There should be a white sticker on the outlet mentioning the proctection if they dd not come off already.
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Old 10-13-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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If they are connected in series, one GFCI protects the ones downstream of the GFCI outlet. If they are connected in parallel then each outlet needs a GFCI, as I understand it.

The same reason that the old xmas tree lights would all go out when one went out because they were in series. Now they are in parallel.
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Ours is located in the bathroom, but the outlet near the kitchen sink and the outdoor outlet are also connected to it.
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If they are connected in series, one GFCI protects the ones downstream of the GFCI outlet. If they are connected in parallel then each outlet needs a GFCI, as I understand it.
Yep, my bad..
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If they are connected in series, one GFCI protects the ones downstream of the GFCI outlet. If they are connected in parallel then each outlet needs a GFCI, as I understand it.
ent out because they we.

120 volt household and travel trailer receptacles are all connected in parallel. You cannot connect 120 volt receptacles in series and expect them to work properly. You can put multiple outlets in a circuit. As long as the first outlet in the circuit is a GFCI then all outlets downstream are protected. You also should not put two GFCI's in a single circuit.
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My outside receptacle is paired with the kitchen one. All of my other places where contact with water is have their own GFCI outlets.

I'm sure several of the others are paired but have never tested that...

All I really know is I have three masters... Kitchen Sink - Bathroom sink and bedroom wash up sink...

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120 volt household and travel trailer receptacles are all connected in parallel. You cannot connect 120 volt receptacles in series and expect them to work properly. You can put multiple outlets in a circuit. As long as the first outlet in the circuit is a GFCI then all outlets downstream are protected. You also should not put two GFCI's in a single circuit.
Good going, us71na. I was about to point this out but you nailed it. I think the proper term here is "daisy chained". Not series or parallel. Though they are physically wired in parallel.

For those who have outlets outside you will find those are also downstream of the GFCI.
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