Asked by: Kheir Lammchenasked in category: General Last Updated: 27th February, 2020
Can you plug a freezer into a GFCI outlet?
Hereof, can you plug a refrigerator into a GFCI outlet?
In a dwelling unit (residential), GFCI protection is only required for kitchen receptacles that serve the countertop surfaces. There's no requirement to GFCI protect receptacles that serve a refrigerator. Unless the fridge is plugged into a countertop receptacle.
why does my freezer trip the GFCI? Question: if the compressor kicking on is causing the GFCI to trip then there is either a problem with the load on the circuit or the refrigerator. The spike in the current flow caused by the compressor should not be enough to trip a GFCI under normal operating conditions.
Herein, should freezer be on GFCI?
There has been a history of problems where a refrigerator or freezer will trip a GFCI off without warning. For most locations, a freezer or refrigerator does not need to be protected by GFCI unless the location requires.
Can I replace a GFCI outlet with a standard outlet?
You can replace almost any electrical outlet with a GFCI outlet. Correctly wired GFCIs will also protect other outlets on the same circuit. We'll show you how to replace a standard duplex receptacle with a GFCI and wire it to protect other outlets.