tr gfci

mike_kaiser_gwMay 17, 2013

I understand the concept of a tamper resistant receptacle - to keep kids and fools from sticking things into the receptacle and getting zapped.

But the function of a GFCI is to prevent getting zapped in the event of a ground fault. So isn't adding a tamper resistance to them a bit redundant?

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Ron Natalie

The problem with these things is that fools are so darned ingenious.

Unfortunately, a GFCI won't protect you if you place yourself across the HOT and NEUTRAL on the protected side without leaking to ground somewhere.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 11:14PM
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brickeyee

"Unfortunately, a GFCI won't protect you if you place yourself across the HOT and NEUTRAL on the protected side without leaking to ground somewhere. "

Usually hard to do without being inside the box, but fools are so ingenious.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 12:30PM
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Ron Natalie

Well can be done, but I suspect a TR receptacle wouldn't help that level of foolishness.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 5:03PM
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