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Don't put GFCI plugs in comp trailers


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Posted by CivilWarBBQ on April 17, 2011 at 13:14:12:

In Reply to: Re: health dept. here we come posted by Ford on April 17, 2011 at 07:00:53:

My advice is to only use standard outlets in comp trailers. When you stack multiple GFCIs in series the leakage current from one often trips another, and it is increasingly common to have only GFI power feeds at contests. It isn't anybody's particular fault - just a compatibility issue when you mix different manufacturer's equipment.

We found better solution was to use GFCI breakers at the service panel and carry extra plain breakers of the same rating. That way when we encountered a situation where the double GFIs kept tripping, we could simply replace the GFCI breaker with a regular one - problem solved, quick and easy.

Electrical codes are great, but they don't anticipate the reality of the BBQ contest world.

DISCLAIMER: I am not a licensed electrician. The above information does should not be considered a recommendation. Use at your own risk.


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