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I have never seen a ground fault switch. You can however take power from the second brass screw on the GFI outlet. The outlet will protect the switch and light system. Look at the back of the outlet for "down circuit Hot" or something similar. If you need more help leave me a note on my site www.60cubits.com

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  • Daniel Heap Jul 11, 2013

    The outlet I just looked t says "load" & "line". Load is power coming in. Line is out to your switch.

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SOURCE: Need to replace the light switch in my bathroom.

yes there the same type of switch,,just one is more up to date than the old one

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If the switch has only two terminals besides the ground, then yes, they are equivalent. BUT, do you have a ground wire? If this is an old house without a ground wire you have been lucky with the metal faceplate, especially in the bathroom. The new switch is no more dangerous without a ground wire than the old one was, but there is a reason they put that ground lug on there. If you don't have a ground wire, get a plastic faceplate.

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SOURCE: installing arc fault interrupter with ground fault

Question is vague. Arc fault and ground fault are slightly different.

Are you installing arc fault breaker?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html#arc-fault
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

Code says Maximum 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

Arc fault breaker and GFCI outlet in bathroom?
>>> do not connect this way.
Do not install 2 fault protections on same circuit.
Install the arc fault circuit breaker, and then remove bathroom GFCI, and replace with ordinary outlet, or switch-outlet.

How many outlets can be connected to a bathroom GFCI?
It depends on total boxes on circuit.
Count the boxes. Max 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

How many amps can be connected to 15 amp device?
15 x 80% = 12 amps
Electricians use 80% rule to calculate safe maximum
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

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Installing arc fault interrupter with ground fault


If you meant arch fault with ground fault then no, the two types interfere with each other and trip the breaker as one senses an arch and the other grounding.
If you meant ground fault breaker with a GFCI. receptacle, you only need one of the two, either GFCI. breaker or receptacle.

and for circuits, you can put up to 12 devices (i.e receptacle, light)assuming they consume 1 amp each. Anything over 12 amps or 80% of the rating on the breaker, it will trip/reset.
Or if your talking about wires on a breaker then no more than 2 wires recommended. Try adding a junction box outside the panel if your trying to add other branch circuits or tap off of a receptacle.

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Installing arc fault interrupter with ground fault


Question is vague. Arc fault and ground fault are slightly different.

Are you installing arc fault breaker?
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-GFCI.html#arc-fault
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

Code says Maximum 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

Arc fault breaker and GFCI outlet in bathroom?
>>> do not connect this way.
Do not install 2 fault protections on same circuit.
Install the arc fault circuit breaker, and then remove bathroom GFCI, and replace with ordinary outlet, or switch-outlet.

How many outlets can be connected to a bathroom GFCI?
It depends on total boxes on circuit.
Count the boxes. Max 12 boxes per circuit breaker.

How many amps can be connected to 15 amp device?
15 x 80% = 12 amps
Electricians use 80% rule to calculate safe maximum
http://waterheatertimer.org/Color-codewire.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/See-inside-main-breaker-box.html

Add a comment

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I am trying to install the light/outlet combo into my 80 year old bathroom. The outlet box only has 1 black wire and 1 white wire which come down from the top of the box...no other wires are available


If the wiring is BX cable (that is, the two wires are inside a flexible metal jacket that looks like a fat coil spring) (you would see the end of the metal jacket inside the box), and the box is metal, then the box is already grounded and you can install a jumper wire from the box to the ground terminal on the outlet. You might have to add a screw to the box. But if you don't have a grounded box, then the right thing to do is to rewire it all the way back to the main panel. On the other hand, if you simply skip the ground wire, the switch and outlet will work but they will be a little more dangerous than before because now you will have what LOOKS like a grounded outlet, but isn't. By the way, you should be using a ground fault protected outlet in a bathroom.
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When you have that done go to the wiring.
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Need to replace the light switch in my bathroom.


If the switch has only two terminals besides the ground, then yes, they are equivalent. BUT, do you have a ground wire? If this is an old house without a ground wire you have been lucky with the metal faceplate, especially in the bathroom. The new switch is no more dangerous without a ground wire than the old one was, but there is a reason they put that ground lug on there. If you don't have a ground wire, get a plastic faceplate.

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Need to replace the light switch in my bathroom.


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What do you mean protected, if they where ground fault they have a test button,or the breaker
can be a ground fault, but it is a lot cheaper to buy the outlets. Call someone that knows electric,
because you need to check to see which outlet has power coming from the breaker,because this one
is probably bad, which will not allow any power continue on to the next outlet. Just say you were
going to do this yourself , you need a tester to make sure power is coming to the outlet.

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