I have two countertop outlets in my kitchen that I am in the process of replacing with new, GFCI-protected outlets. These two outlets are on a circuit together, and they are the only loads on that circuit. After wiring the new outlets up and testing them, I noticed an odd behavior. When tripping the "upstream" outlet, the "downstream" outlet does not receive any power. I assume this is because they are wired in series.
- Is it possible to wire these two outlets in parallel so that when the "upstream" outlet trips, it won't cut off power to the "downstream" outlet?
- Would this a wise thing to do?
- Would it be up to code?
- If so, how do I do it?
Edit: I realize now that I have confused series and parallel with inline and not inline. Thank you all for clearing that up and for such great answers!