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Old 09-09-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
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New NEC 2020 GFCI for RV outlets at home

With the release this month of 2020 NFPA 70, National Electric Code, our 30A and 50A RV shore power outlets must be GFCI type. "All 125-volt through 250-volt receptacles installed in the locations specified in 210.8(A) (1) through (11) and supplied by single-phase branch circuits rated 150 volts or less to ground shall have ground fault circuit interrupter protection for personnel.”

We've had GFCI on our 30A and 50A RV outlets for years. You can get these GFCI breakers at Home Depot, Lowes, electrical supply retailers, Amazon.com,...

These articles summarize the activities behind this change:
https://www.eaton.com/us/en-us/compa...rotection.html
NEC 2020 code new standards in GFCI protection - P3 News - P3

The RV Park industry sought to keep this requirement out of Article 551. The NEC panel indicated that "RV hot skins" and other leakages are an increasing problem as RV park equipment ages. The panel reviewed several RV deaths resulting from hot skins.

The marine industry went through this with deaths of swimmers near boats. All marine shore power outlets must now be ELCI/GFCI type.

Hopefully, the 2023 NEC will require GFCI for all RV Parks and for farm outlets - achieving safety parity for all RV owners.

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Will Escape have to comply with this in trailers they are producing at present?
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Will Escape have to comply with this in trailers they are producing at present?
This does not refer to the RVs, just the receptacles they plug into.
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Perhaps all the campgrounds will have to comply or be grandfathered in?
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This new National Electric Code requirement is for the outlet you install at home that provides shore power to your trailer from your home mains panel. The Canadian equivalent standard is C22.1-18, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

ETI provides GFCI protection within the trailer following CSA standards Z240 RV Series-14, Recreational vehicles, and C22.1-18, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. Within the US, NEC Article 551, Recreational vehicles, and NFPA 1192, Standard on
Recreational Vehicles, set the GFCI requirements in your trailer.

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Perhaps all the campgrounds will have to comply or be grandfathered in?
NEC Article 551 applies to RV parks. As of now, GFCI is not required at the pedestal, but parks can (and should) use them. As for grandfathering, that will be up to the jurisdiction having authority over the park to specify in the local statute.

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Perhaps all the campgrounds will have to comply or be grandfathered in?
Generally, NEC allows "grandfathering" and only requires code changes with new or modified installations.
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Whoops......my bad!
Guess I need to stop speed reading!!!
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