Where did you get those stats from?
>>Guesswork, and it's not because I haven't tried to find data on how much overall benefit these high tech gadgets actually offer the public.
The GFCI people do not have much interest in the rate of false positives becoming known, any more than the medical people would want you to know the rates of false positives and false negatives for the expensive tests they call for.
I'd say it would trip falsely at least once/yr to a 50-50 likelihood and each weekend with a 5% chance, but I'm open to get some data from forum members on GFCI troubleshooting where the answer is TNF [Trouble Not Found].
Are you aware that commercial refers are on GFI protectred circuits? How often are they tripping?
>>I'd like to see the specs on the fridges and on the GFCIs they use, particularly the trip time vs. leakage current.
I suppose in this setting one countermeasure to false trips would be an overtemp alarm.
This is a capitalist country and so commerce speaks with a loud voice. Their fridges and maybe their GFCIs are probably not the same as yours.
As a consumer, if you complain about defective products you're lucky you don't get waterboarded. :laughing:
What UL approved and NEC compliant method do you propose to ground the frame of the refrigerator?
>>I'd hope running a ground wire from the shell to a ground is not prohibited by any rule, but here in 2009, I can't say for sure.