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Do you need a gfci outlet if you have a gfci breaker?
Not if the GFCI breaker is supplying the circuit you are wanting to put the GFCI receptacle into. ...
What happens when you plug a GFCI protected extension cord into an outlet that is GFCI protected?
You get double GFCI protection. Either the built in GFCI unit pops or the outlet pops. ...
Asked in Home & Garden, Electrical Wiring
What is a GFCI plug?
That is a ground fault circuit interrupter. That is a plug or socket that is designed to protect from electric shock by measuring the amount of current passing through the ground wire. Lets say you have wet hands and have one hand on a metal faucet and reach for a plug. A GFCI socket would likely be able to detect current going to ground and disable the outlet (and other outlets in the same circuit if they are wired though it). There...
Asked in Rain and Flooding
When there is a lot of rain the outside GFCI trips even though it is covered?
my gfci trips when my christmas lights r on and it rains is the gfci bad or is this normal of a perfectly working gfci ...
Asked in New Electrical Work
When would it be a better idea in a residence to install a GFCI breaker instead of an GFCI outlet?
GFCI Breakers are quite a bit more expensive than a GFCI outlet. More often than not a typical residence will need only a handful of GFCI outlets that combined together will be cheaper than a GFCI breaker. If you need to protect a series of outlets with GFCI protection you can simply connect the rest of the outlets on that same circuit downstream from the first outlet on the line and make that the GFCI. All you have to do is connect...
What socket does Pentium 4 use?
A Pentium 4 uses a 478 socket. The question, What socket did early Pentium processors use,, was put under this question. So to answer the early question and this question. A Pentium D -used socket-LGA 775 A Pentium M -used socket 423 A Pentium 3 - used socket 370 A Pentium 4- used socket -423, 478, LGA 775, There are different architectures for the Pentium 4's that why they used more then one socket, and not one, as stated above. ...
If the test switch is bad on a gfci will the breaker still work?
If the test switch is faulty then there is no convenient way to determine if the GFCI is functioning, and technically, if the test switch is faulty, then as it is a part of the GFCI, the GFCI is faulty and should be replaced. ...
Asked in Modification of Old Electrical Work
Can a circuit with a GFCI be shared at the box?
Your question is a bit vague, but let's try a two part answer. If you have a GFCI breaker in an electric panel you should only have one connection at the breaker, but the breaker will protect all devices on the circuit. If you are talking about a GFCI outlet, they are equipped to extend the GFCI protection to other non-GFCI outlets by using the proper "output" connection on the GFCI. ...
Asked in Home Electricity, New Electrical Work
How much amperage is needed to trip a 20amp GFCI outlet?
A GFCI trips when it detects a difference in the amperage going to the outlet and what is coming back. Even 4-6 miliamps difference will trip the outlet. ...
What device senses short circuits and stops electrical flow when ground fault occur?
It is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI. It can either be equipped in your electric panel as a GFCI breaker, or in a GFCI outlet which also lets you extend the GFCI protection to other outlets "down the line" from the GFCI outlet. ...
Asked in Motherboards, Intel Microprocessors
Do all Intel Pentium 4 processors use the same socket?
No. The Intel Pentium 4 line was produced for three sockets. The shortlived Socket 423, Socket 478, and LGA 775 (sometimes called Socket T). ...
What might happen if the line and load connetions of a feedthrough gfci receptacle were reversed?
Most probably the receptacles downstream from the GFCI would not be protected by the GFCI receptacle. ...
Asked in Home Electricity, New Electrical Work
Can you use a GFCI receptacle or GFCI socket outlet if the supply circuit already includes a GFCI breaker on the main panel?
"Can you use a GFCI receptacle or GFCI socket outlet if the supply circuit already includes a GFCI breaker on the main panel" is probably the same question as "What if two GFCI are in series in a circuit?" and the answer is that one GFCI will most likely trip earlier than the other to break the circuit. Which one will trip first depends on the actual difference in sensitivity between the two GFCIs. Leakage currents are measured in mA (1...
GFCI outlet outside this line feeds your two bathrooms can you install gfci outlets in these 2 bathrooms?
Yes. You can wire more than one gfci to a circut.