Is ELCI needed if AC only runs to GFCI outlets?
Short version: 30A main breaker running to two branches. Each branch powers a GFCI outlet. Can I skip the ELCI?
Long version: I'm tearing out and replacing the AC electrical system on my boat.
I have a new AC panel (Tracker model 116516) that contains a 30A dual breaker, one 15A breaker for the battery charger, and one 10A breaker run to an in-panel GFCI outlet.
If I don't wire the battery charger directly to the panel but instead connect it via a new GFCI outlet on its branch, am I sufficiently protected so that I can skip installing an expensive ELCI breaker?
The boat is a 1975 Tartan 30C
Last edited by eko_eko; 09-11-2012 at 08:41 AM.