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GFCI And Fluorescent Light O.K. ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Robert11, Apr 11, 2005.

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  1. Robert11

    Robert11 Guest

    Hello:

    Any problem in using a GFCI protected outlet for an outlet where a
    fluorescent light is to be plugged into it ?

    Was wondering it would be likely to trip due to the ballast, turn-on
    characteristics, etc. ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. No, with modern GFCIs, it should be fine. They have some filtering and
    mostly only respond to any difference between the hot wire current and the
    neutral wire current.
     
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Not with a reasonably well designed ballast.
     
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