Yesterday, an electrician finished installing a panasonic exhaust fan FV-08VQ3. He put it above the tub near the shower head. Today, I read the fan installation instruction. In general safety information section, It says that "this unit is approved for use over a bathtub or shower when installed in a GFCI protected branch circuit."
I bought the GFCI outlet on the wall, but the fan is connected to a timer switch and is not GFCI circuit protected. I asked the electrician, he told me it's OK.
So do I need to have the fan installed in a GFCI protected branch circuit? Where will such a circuit be usually placed?
Thank you very much.