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Old 07-15-2005, 11:49 PM   #1
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GFI problems

I've had a couple power outages lately, but fortunately I've been home for them.

They tripped my GFI, and it had to be reset manually.

Are thereGFI's that will reset after a while? Is there something wrong with mine that an outage trips it?
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GFCI's have to be manually reset, part of their design.
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Having one that resets automaticly would defeat the protection they provide. When the outage occurs it might be a result of a power surge or the tripping might be a result of when the power is restored and the power surge that usually results of the return to power. If you put a good quality UPS before the CFI then you might be able to protect the CFI circut from a surge if the surge is a result of the CFI tripping.
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