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Old 30-07-2014, 22:26   #31
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Re: Popping the Marinas GFI

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GFCI's in series have no way to know where the fault is. It is just as likely to trip the farthest upstream GFCI as the one closest to the fault. The ones down stream of a fault won't trip but they will also lose power. It is even possible that all the upstream GFCI's will trip. I don't think there is any advantage in putting them in series.
Dan,

Go back and read your very own post about, using a 5Ma, after a 30Ma ELCI.

It's the same.

The downline-series connected GFCI will fault first, leaving everything up stream working, same as the ELCI, with a GFCI in series.

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Re: Popping the Marinas GFI

All the GFCI units have the same trip threshold. There is no way to predict which GFCI in a series string will trip. It could be any or all of them.
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Re: Popping the Marinas GFI

Dan,

Go back and read your very own post about, using a 5Ma, after a 30Ma ELCI.

It's the same.

The down-line parrelle connected GFCI will fault first, leaving everything up stream working, same as the ELCI, with a GFCI in Parallel.

After further review, I may have stated wrongly, what in my mind was right.

When running more then one Ground Fault interrupter inline, they should be run in parallel with the main circuit...not series.

Meaning, that the down line is un-protected by the up line fault interrupter. Unless its a GF Main, then a sub-circuit GF branch.

It gets so complicated when trying to explain it to LUCY over the internet.

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and I'm not calling you LUCY
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