Can I use a surge protector with a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlet?

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Updated 11-21-2018 09:09:13 AM
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No. Incompatible electronics within the GFCI and the surge protector can cause either to trip. GFCI outlets are placed in potentially wet locations such as sinks, bathrooms and garages. Surge protectors should be used in wet or potentially wet locations.