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General Electric GFCI #191146
12/19/09 05:42 PM
12/19/09 05:42 PM
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Sebring FL USA
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General Electric GFCI

I found this recently. Does anyone know how old this is?
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Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: sockets] #191152
12/19/09 07:51 PM
12/19/09 07:51 PM
Lostazhell  Offline
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early 80's would be my guess.... I have a couple of these also

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Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: Lostazhell] #191158
12/19/09 09:16 PM
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EV607797  Offline
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Yep. I installed plenty of those in the early 80s. I believe they were among the first wiring devices that GE made in Mexico.


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Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: EV607797] #191935
01/19/10 10:26 PM
01/19/10 10:26 PM
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Texas_Ranger  Offline
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Kinda solves the ground up/down dilemma *ducks and runs for cover*

Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: Texas_Ranger] #191940
01/20/10 10:10 AM
01/20/10 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Texas_Ranger
Kinda solves the ground up/down dilemma *ducks and runs for cover*

yes, but do you want the ground left or right?
grin


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Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: JoeKP] #191945
01/20/10 04:16 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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Originally Posted by JoeKP
Originally Posted by Texas_Ranger
Kinda solves the ground up/down dilemma *ducks and runs for cover*

yes, but do you want the ground left or right?
grin


smile Well, I think I'd want the neutral to be on top, and the hot below. If something thin and conductive should fall and touch the neutral (which was on top), no big deal, if, however... frown If this is a valid reason, GE got it backwards.

Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: JoeKP] #191946
01/20/10 04:18 PM
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ghost307  Offline
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Unless you like reading the T and R buttons while standing on your head, it looks like it's designed so that the ground goes on the right.

smile


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