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Old 12-28-2009, 08:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shocked by my plastic marineland heater

I've measured the surge at ~15mA, which exceeds the 5mA GFI outlet by quite a lot. 5mA is the current residential GFI standard in the US. Milwaukee Instruments confirmed that a 15 - 20mA surge is not uncommon when the solenoid switches on. The only solution I've found for this would be to install a datacenter 100mA or commercial 30mA outlet.
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