View Full Version : Does RK2 have GFI or GFCI safety?
05/27/2006, 12:38 PM
I wanted to know if the Reefkeeper 2's power strip have ground fault interpreter (GFI) safety so that a person woudlnt get electricuted, or would we have to buy a seperate power strip that has that and plug the RF2 powerstrip into that power strip to have the protection. I'm not an electrical person so I have no idea if it has GFI or GFCI safety or not. Does anyone know?
05/30/2006, 02:04 PM
I doubt the RK2 has built in GFCI protection. You'd need to replace the wall recep or get a inline GFCI. I would recommend just replacing the recep/Outlet(s) to GFCI. The cost is minimal and doens't require a lot of electrical exp. Just make sure to turn off the breaker first and follw the directions that come with the new Recep.
06/16/2006, 10:50 PM
Is anyone sure that a gfci wall outlet will still break the circuit if there is a problem with equipment plugged into the RK which is plugged into the GFCI outlet?
06/22/2006, 01:50 PM
rdmpe: I'm 99.99% sure that if you plug something into the RK2 into a GFCI (either a receptacle or a GFCI power strip) it will still work. The .01% is so your family can't sue me if you die.
Basically the RK2 is just another power strip but it is turned on and off based on your parameters you specify in the main unit. It shouldn't mask the ground fault.
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