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Re: [Shop-talk] GFCI Question

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] GFCI Question
From: Battmain <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 06:57:05 -0800 (PST)
Well, what's really confusing me is that I thought about it
being hooked up backwards too, so I swapped the wires around.
It's behaving as if both wires are line wires. When both
wires are hooked up, (either way) I'm unable to set the switch.
But if I hook up either set of wires to the line terminals, the
GFCI appears to work normally. 


--- Pat Horne <> wrote:

> Brian,
> Several things here.
> Don't worry about finding a single outlet GFCI. I've never seen one, but 
> that doesn't mean they don't exist any more.The two outlets are 
> connected in parallel, so just plug whatever was plugged into the single 
> socket and forget the other one.
> Now for the wiring on the back.Verify which wires are hot, they go to 
> the connections marked line. The other wires connect to the load 
> connections. GFCIs will work if hooked up backwards, the only difference 
> is that when hooked up backwards whatever is plugged directly into the 
> GFCI is not protected.
> If the green light stays on when the GFCI is tripped you have the wires 
> backwards.
> If you need more information feel free to ask.
> Peace,
> Pat

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