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Old 03-03-2019, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default GFCI receptacle with audible alarm

Haven’t seen these till today at big orange.

Wife saw them and commented on how the existing GFI receptacle on the kitchen counter would occasionally trip with the crockpot plugged in and she wouldn’t know.

So I got and installed them. They emit a low 2 note worble type sound when tripped and power is applied.

Thought I’d put that out there.



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That would be good for the kegerator so you can ensure cold beer.
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That would be good for the kegerator so you can ensure cold beer.
toilet seat bidet too
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toilet seat bidet too
Don't you just hate when that happens?
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Great idea for sump pumps or refrigerators in garages or unfinished basements.
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Great idea for sump pumps or refrigerators in garages or unfinished basements.
I could see that being a benefit of the Leviton panel too, if it can send you notifications of what circuit tripped, as long as you know what that circuit controls.
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Great idea for sump pumps or refrigerators in garages or unfinished basements.
Seems like there are several out there, but, how loud is the alarm? Maybe better off with an alternative.
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https://www.google.com/search?client...w+loud+is+60db
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Seems like there are several out there, but, how loud is the alarm? Maybe better off with an alternative.
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I could hear the tone several rooms away


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Yeah, my wifes like that too.
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I installed some last summer for a freezer and condensate pump that served the dehumidifier in a basement. The last EC removed the GFCI's after they nuisance tripped a few times and I had to go back and replace them, so I suggested these so the homeowner would know next time.
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Seems like there are several out there, but, how loud is the alarm? Maybe better off with an alternative.
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I think an alarm in the receptacle is much better than nothing, but if there's any kind of automation installed, you're much better off with that.
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This is a great idea for a fridge.

Hopefully it has a different tone from a smoke detector.


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I have used them for at least 5 years or so. I order 10 and have installed about 3 or 4 of them. Honestly, they are so quiet I don't believe many people will hear it if it is in a basement unless you go there every day.

The ones I have are P&S
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It won't be long and they'll be talking to your phone.
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I think these are a great idea. Whatever they cost, there is plenty potential to save a lot of damage.

As @MikeFL said, connectivity is probably next, and they will be capable of being monitored remotely. Even better.
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I think these are a great idea. Whatever they cost, there is plenty potential to save a lot of damage.

As @MikeFL said, connectivity is probably next, and they will be capable of being monitored remotely. Even better.
Just pulled this off Amazon...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9TGY68...detail_1?psc=1


Honestly, what's the alternative? Bell xfmr, relay & buzzer?
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Just pulled this off Amazon...
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9TGY68...detail_1?psc=1


Honestly, what's the alternative? Bell xfmr, relay & buzzer?
Those are nice but those monitor water level. No GFI protection, and may not meet code in certain situations.

I'd prefer a monitored GFI that signals that it has tripped, and getting an alert BEFORE there is a problem. Maybe it's out there already? Not sure.

I suppose you could put it on GFI breaker.

Anyway I still think the one with the tone is a neat idea.
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