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GFCI Tripping

Posted by Andrew in NY on October 2nd, 2002 04:33 PM
In reply to GFCI tripping by Marcus on September 30th, 2002 10:51 AM [Go to top of thread]


Also, read the instructions carefully that came with the GFCI receptacle. One set of connections are used for "power-in" and another for "power-out". Depending on where this outlet sits in the circuit, you may have it hooked-up improperly.

When new, the GFCI receptacles usually have a strip of cellophane over the set of connections that feed the rest of the circuit. The set without the cellophane would be used for incoming power.

Generally speaking, a GFCI outlet will protect all downstream items on the same circuit, and will trip if it detects a ground-fault anywhere on the downstream side of the circuit. You may have a ground-fault at another switch or outlet elsewhere on the circuit.

Hope this helps.

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