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    What brand of GFCI receptacles trip after being re-energized?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    What brand of GFCI receptacles trip after being re-energized?
    P&S
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    P&S trip after being energized the first time not re-energized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    What brand of GFCI receptacles trip after being re-energized?
    P&S but they only do that when first energized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    P&S but they only do that when first energized.
    I tried to edit before your response

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    190524-1626 EDT

    I went to this site
    file:///Users/bradra2/Desktop/341082-RevB_GFCI-Instruction-Sheet-English.pdf
    I did not find any comment that first application of power trips the GFCI.

    What it does say is that you are to press the RESET button after application of power, and that the GFCI should reset.

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    Agreed!

    They COME FROM THE FACTORY in the tripped state. When you install them you have to push the reset button with power on to activate them. After that I have never seen one trip upon reapplying power unless there was something wrong with whatever it powers.

    -Hal

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    190524-2432 EDT

    As I mentioned before one reason to ship in the tripped state is so that, if the GFCI is wired backwards, then it can not be reset. A very good safety technique that is automatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    Agreed!

    They COME FROM THE FACTORY in the tripped state. When you install them you have to push the reset button with power on to activate them. After that I have never seen one trip upon reapplying power unless there was something wrong with whatever it powers.

    -Hal
    Those p&s ones sure sound like they trip when they are first energized. What is that sounds then if they come tripped?
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    190525-0455 EDT

    Take a new one from the box and do a continuity test.

    Then apply input voltage with the GFCI in open space where you can easily hear and feel what happens.

    Remove power and check continuity.

    Depending upon what occurs it may be necessary to open the GFCI and see if you can determone what happens to produce any noise.

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