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Old 08-04-2016, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Resetting GFCI 2012 free spirit ss

Tripped the 30 amp circuit breaker. Reset the breaker, but the two galley side outlets now have no power. I am guessing there is a gfi that i need to reset. But can't find it.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:13 PM   #2
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GFCI is usually near a sink or water source by codes and good practice.

in my pleasure way it is in the head, next to the sink- this GFCI also controls other outlets on the circuit, both galley & the outside outlets.

when I popped mine it took some head scratching as I never use the head outlet and it was part covered by a hand towel rack...eventually I found it- pressed the button.

I now keep a small led nightlight plugged in there as a convenience and as a power status indicator

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Old 08-04-2016, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks - The GFCI on the passenger side exterior outlet controls the two galley GFCI protected outlets.
Much appreciated.
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Thanks - The GFCI on the passenger side exterior outlet controls the two galley GFCI protected outlets.
Much appreciated.
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Do the galley outlets have GFIs installed in them or are they standard outlets?
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The two galley standard outlets have stickers where the gfi resets go indicating that they are cgfi controlled.
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The two galley standard outlets have stickers where the gfi resets go indicating that they are cgfi controlled.
When GFIs emerged decades ago, they were so expensive that even in residential applications, GFI protection was implemented with a single GFI at the breaker panel.

The GFI can be wired so that it controls only a local outlet or, as on your coach, it can be wired so that when it trips, it also trips any downstream receptacles. When GFIs were so expensive, there was at least some economy argument for using a single GFI to control multiple outlets. But GFIs are so inexpensive today that this arrangement seems silly to me. For less than twenty bucks, you can change the wiring on your outside outlet to convert it to an independent device and replace the downstream outlets with independent GFIs. The current production of these units even has a little green LED on it to to indicate the status of the device.
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Thanks, that's good advice.
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Thanks, that's good advice.
I'm not a big fan of slideouts but I think the Free Spirit SS is an awesome design and was sorry to see LTV drop it from their line. Does your coach have the integrated awning that makes the typical protuberance of the awning shell disappear when not extended? I would have ordered that option in a New York heartbeat.
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When not extended the awining resides on the passenger side roof. It is quite prominent.
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I'm not a big fan of slideouts but I think the Free Spirit SS is an awesome design and was sorry to see LTV drop it from their line. Does your coach have the integrated awning that makes the typical protuberance of the awning shell disappear when not extended? I would have ordered that option in a New York heartbeat.
Definitely different for a B. How is it an awesome design?
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