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jburd964 01-02-2014 09:30 PM

GFI's Tripping
 
I have GFI's outside that don't have anything plugged into them and the trip out occasionally, there are several and not all but some do trip. I live in South Louisiana, it may be humidity related but they're not in use.

mpoulton 01-02-2014 09:34 PM

Humidity or water.

busman 01-03-2014 06:50 AM

Most likely protecting downstream outlets that have an issue.

Mark

k_buz 01-03-2014 07:16 AM

An electrician neighbor is coming over at night and pressing the test button so he can drum up some business. :whistling2::jester:

busman 01-03-2014 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 1286359)
An electrician neighbor is coming over at night and pressing the test button so he can drum up some business. :whistling2::jester:

My secret is out.:wink: It's better to plug the bug-eye tester in outside though and trip the GFCI that's hidden somewhere in the house. Less obvious and harder to find and reset.

Mark

dmxtothemax 01-03-2014 07:28 AM

They don't have to be in use to trip out !
They just have to be live !
High humidity can cause a leakage path


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