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Old 04-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #11
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Agree that the trailer should not be plugged into a GFCI outlet. Note that a GFCI is NOT a breaker; it is a ground fault circuit interrupter. It compares the current flow of the "hot" versus "neutral" side of the ac circuit; a difference of nominally 20ma or more is assumed a ground fault and will trip the GFCI.

Breakers protect circuits from current overload; GFCI's are intended to protect individuals. They are much more sensitive than a circuit breaker to current "leakage" (orders of magnitude).
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #12
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So what you guys are saying is that the AC element may be functional? That I should recheck it by plugging it into a non-GFI house outlet (with the water heater full of water first), slip the switch on and see what happens?
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:49 PM   #13
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So what you guys are saying is that the AC element may be functional? That I should recheck it by plugging it into a non-GFI house outlet (with the water heater full of water first), slip the switch on and see what happens?
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