Are GFCIs Made in America

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Old 07-15-14, 10:46 AM
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Are GFCIs Made in America

Hopefully your landlord will replace this Chinese GFCI receptacle with a reputable American made brand.
American made gfci? What brand might that be?
 
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Old 07-15-14, 07:51 PM
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American made gfci? What brand might that be?
Off the top of my head, Leviton, Hubbell, Cooper (Arrow-Hart) and probably some others.
 
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Old 07-16-14, 05:24 AM
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Off the top of my head, Leviton, Hubbell, Cooper (Arrow-Hart) and probably some others.
I don't think Leviton or Cooper are USA made any longer. Hubbell perhaps but I would bet they too are Chinese made.
 
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Old 07-16-14, 06:16 AM
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I don't think Leviton or Cooper are USA made any longer. Hubbell perhaps but I would bet they too are Chinese made.
Cooper (Arrow-Hart) and Leviton are made in Mexico, I cannot say for sure where Hubbell devices are made, but they are probably also made in Mexico. I didn't say made in USA, just America. Last time I checked Mexico was still in North America.
 
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A trip to 2 supply houses tells me P&S, Cooper, and Leviton devices are made in China. Square D and Siemens GFCI breakers are made in Mexico. GE's are made somewhere in Asia. (but not China) IIRC I have no clue where Hubbell makes their GFCI devices, but I do know a lot of their other products are USA made.
 
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Old 07-16-14, 07:21 PM
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Hubbell makes some product in Ct. and some in Mexico according to their "Buy American" piece.

Hubbell-wiring press _ BuyAmerican2011.pdf
 
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Why worry about he place of manufacture?

The ultimate retailer/distributor is the one responsible and most have to have the UL approved on them. that is what insures design, quality and uniformity.

The world is shrinking very quickly and electronics are easily shipped by air (usually). The same applies to technology, but just quicker.

If it is not accessible, for other products, scratch off most U.S. brand cars because of content, Walmart that has a fleet of super efficient ships for transport from China and your local hospital that have high-tech scanners, robotics for analysis and transplants. China has a one of the largest automotive production capacities and does not export any because of their demand and imports Mercedes,, BMW and Buicks(?) to make up the shortage.

I have lost 2 well experienced (20 years experience) doctors within 5 years that went to
India for better opportunities, so the planes go both directions.

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Old 07-16-14, 08:13 PM
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A trip to 2 supply houses tells me P&S, Cooper, and Leviton devices are made in China
I was at Lowes today and checked their Cooper/Arrow-Hart GFCI and duplex receptacles and they were marked made in Mexico. If Leviton has started making their GFCI receptacles in China that is a new one on me, I'll check with a distributor and ask that question. Lowes handles Hubbell cord caps too and I noticed they are marked as assembled in China. I remember talking to a friend of mine at Nidec Motors (formerly Emerson Motors) about 5 or 6 years ago and he told me that manufacturing in Mexico was no longer cost effective.
 
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Let the record show, I did not start this thread. It appears my account has either been hacked or some moderator has taken the liberty to post this with my handle. If its the later, no matter how mundane the topic, I think its poor practice and an overstep to be posting on the behalf of the users on this site without their permission.:NO NO NO::NO NO NO::NO NO NO:
 
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It was separated from a thread that had veered off topic and was not directly helping the original poster. See: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...ing-power.html The first post is your post to the thread.
 
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Old 07-17-14, 05:25 AM
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I get it Ray, no harm no foul. I thought I had been hijacked but relieved to see it was about GFCI's and not pornography or something.

My initial post in the other thread though was not really a question, or at least one I already didn't know the answer too..... its obvious gfci's are not made in the USA.
 
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I am closing this thread... All context was taken from another thread and the continuity is just off IMO..

Please start a new thread If one wants to continue this conversation.

Thanks for your understanding...
 
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Bigboypete if you want PM me and I will delete it.

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