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50A GFCI for a 30A control panel?

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RiderCoachLar

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Just double checking: I'm installing an outlet for my new 30A control panel. Running 6 AWG wire to a 30A receptacle (which accepts 6 AWG wire) so I can upgrade to a 50A panel in the future without having to rewire. Can I install a 50A GFCI breaker now or do I need to stick with a 30A GFCI now and replace with a 50A when I upgrade my panel?
 

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I had an answer, but now that I think about it, I'm not 100% sure. So - editing this to say never mind, sorry.

It's an interesting question. 50A seems OK because of the wire gauge. But if you have a 30A receptacle... they may need to match. Hmm. I'm curious too.
 
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i'm not an electrician, but don't GFCI's just quickly shut off when they detect a ground? like when the toaster falls in the sink stuff? and they do it real fast unlike a plain breaker?

(and what ever you decide, make sure to place in some obscure location of the house. just in case someone else ever lives, there! ;))
 

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The GFCI trips when it detects less flow back than is going out,

yeah it's like accountant, counting charged elctrons out vs' oh hell i don't want to make that analogy....but anyway that why all my plug here are hooked to a GFCI, i thought....and GFCI's are like REALY quick, like the wife runs to the dept store/prime day, with your DEBIT card, and like first purchase, shut that down! ;)
 
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