As part of my basement remodel I replaced the main panel (old FPE, New Square D QO) and had to install some GFCI outlets in an unfinished area of the basement. I am currently building a server room for a data rack where I am routing all data/telephony/CATV cables to. Eventually I will finish off the room and run dedicated 20 and 30 amp circuits into, but for now the equipment in the data rack is plugged into a standard outlet that is protected up-stream by a GFCI outlet.
The rack will stay powered on for days on end, and at random the GFCI trips, killing power to the entire rack. Usually it just means resetting the GFCI outlet and then its fine for several more days until it trips again. Last night the outlet the rack was plugged into had the GFCI protecting it trip, and then plugged the rack into another outlet (protected by a different up-stream GFCI) and by morning it had tripped again.
Like I said its not a huge deal as I will eventually be running the dedicated 20 and 30 amp circuits to this server room, just curious if anyone has any ideas why the GFCI would trip at random? Also, this circuit is protected by a 20 amp AFCI breaker and that has never tripped (which I figure with the computer and data equipment plugged in the AFCI would be more prone to nuisance tripping).