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#12322 - 08/07/02 03:40 AM GFI's get a tune-up
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An interesting Article from NEC digest here stating new GFI requirements.

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Six revisions to the UL requirements for the GFCI have been drafted and will become effective January 2003. They include:

~A more stringent voltage surge test to ensure the GFCI can handle a higher surge current.
~A new corrosion test to demonstrate greater immunity to moist conditions.
~An operating test to verify that proper operation of the GFCI can not be prevented by manipulation of the GFCI controls.
~A reverse line-load miswire test that requires the GFCI to trip when miswired.
~An abnormal overvoltage test that requires the GFCI not become a fire or shock hazard during extreme overvoltage conditions.
~Increased requirement for GFCI to operate properly after exposure to conducted radio frequencies.




[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 08-07-2002).]
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#12323 - 08/07/02 04:08 AM Re: GFI's get a tune-up
pauluk Offline
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Now if you could just include better education for the customers who use the things...
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