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Old 02-13-2014, 05:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by dalford View Post
Kaadk, you never put more than one GFI on a circuit or they will might fight each other and continually trip when there is no ground fault. One GFI will protect all the circuits connected to it ( if it is installed correctly).
There's no reason you can't install more than one GFCI in a circuit. In fact, the installation instructions specifically address how to connect more than one in a series circuit.

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Old 02-13-2014, 07:41 PM   #12
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There's no reason you can't install more than one GFCI in a circuit. In fact, the installation instructions specifically address how to connect more than one in a series circuit.
You can add multiple duplex outlets to one GFCI outlet. I think if you check the installation instructions it shows you the terminals to add the down line duplex outlets ( non GFCI, standard ac outlet). The GFCI needs to be the first outlet ( connected to breaker) in the series chain as it is the outlet that has the circuit that senses all the current being fed to all the loads (multiple ac outlets). If the same amount of current going to all the loads is not sensed coming back from all the loads then the GFFI trips. This is a very small amount of current, as low as a few milliamperes. So, if you should conduct electricity through your body to ground the GFCI will sense it

There is no reason to have more than one GFCI outlet on a series of ac outlets and it must always be the first outlet from the breaker power.

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #13
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Not sure if there would be a need to have GFCI feeding another GFCI in a trailer, but I do have that setup in our yard.

I have the GFCI outlet in our garage feeding another GFCI outlet in the garden that a fountain is plugged into. The one in the garden will trip if it senses an irregularity at the fountain, but the one at the garage will continue to work. The fountain will shutdown, but the lights plugged in at the garage GFCI outlet will still work. However I have had both trip at the same time on occasion.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:17 PM   #14
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On a very recent trip to So Arizona we had a recurring and annoying problem with the 15 Amp CB feeding the electrical outlets in our 2014 FR 26. Regardless of which of the 6 outlets in the trailer we used, we were unable to use more than 2000W at a time without tripping the breaker. I determined that all the outlets are wired to one 15 Amp breaker! (Probably the outdoor outlets too.) My task now is to connect half of the outlets to a new 15 Amp breaker. Why a company that has been making RV's forever wire a system like this.

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