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ReefGuru 07-23-2012 07:46 PM

How to wire a receptacle to a male plug.
 
What do I need, and how do I wire a GFCI receptacle to a male plug, to plug it into another outlet?

If someone can link me to all the parts I need (except the receptacle itself), that would be great.

Speedy Petey 07-23-2012 07:48 PM

I don't get this.

Are you trying to make a cord with a male plug on one end and a GFI receptacle on the other?
If so why not just buy one?

Also, you want every item, and every step to wire it? If so I repeat, why not just buy one?

k_buz 07-23-2012 07:48 PM

HUH?!:eek:

What I'm getting out of this is he wants to back feed a GFI with a male plug.

ReefGuru 07-23-2012 07:52 PM

I knew you'd ask.

Im setting up a saltwater aquarium.

Water + GFCI = Protection.

Also, Im using an electrical computer controller, called the ReefKeeper. Its a head unit that connects to a power strip, and you can program the outlets via the controller.

And don't ask me why, they strip isn't protected. So I got an idea. I'll wire a few GFCIs with waterproof covers through some conduit, and then each receptacle will have a male plug on the end to plug into an outlet on the computer controller power strip.

jschaben 07-23-2012 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ReefGuru (Post 972707)
What do I need, and how do I wire a GFCI receptacle to a male plug, to plug it into another outlet?

If someone can link me to all the parts I need (except the receptacle itself), that would be great.

Are you trying to make a GFCI protected extension cord?
For about 30 bucks you can get one at Home Depot, complete with a UL sticker.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...0196%2d%5f%2dx


Edit - just read your second post, you musta been posting while I was typing.

ReefGuru 07-23-2012 07:59 PM

Ive looked at those before. But I just thought it would be nice to be able to put GFCIs wherever I want and wire them to a plug to...plug into the strip!

k_buz 07-23-2012 08:05 PM

I'm not really following, you plug things into this controller, but where does the controller get power?

ReefGuru 07-23-2012 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k_buz (Post 972722)
I'm not really following, you plug things into this controller, but where does the controller get power?

The controller is a head unit that connects to a computer via USB. There is a software that allows you to set times each plug turns on and off, and bunch of other features.

The power strip (which plugs into an outlet) is controlled by the computer programed head unit.

MisterZ 07-23-2012 08:10 PM

Basically hes looking to make his own gfi extension cord. This is a horrible idea.
M8, decide where the fish tank is going and replace the nearest outlet with a gfi recept.
I doubt you will be moving fish tanks around once theyre full. Lol

k_buz 07-23-2012 08:11 PM

So replace the outlet you plug the controller into with a GFI.

brric 07-23-2012 08:11 PM

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ReefGuru 07-23-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterZ (Post 972725)
Basically hes looking to make his own gfi extension cord. This is a horrible idea.
M8, decide where the fish tank is going and replace the nearest outlet with a gfi recept.
I doubt you will be moving fish tanks around once theyre full. Lol

Believe me, this isn't a "horrible" idea. I build fish tanks for a living. But I appreciate your input. :wink:

ReefGuru 07-23-2012 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brric (Post 972729)

So you want me to buy 12 of them?

ReefGuru 07-23-2012 08:14 PM

Point is, I want to wire a receptacle to a plug. If anyone can help, please do.

k_buz 07-23-2012 08:15 PM

The most legal way to do this is GFI the power source for the controller and use store bought extension cords.


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