Florescent light & GFIC

Old 11-27-05, 08:44 PM
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Question Florescent light & GFIC

I've installed a florescent light on a switch that is get its power from a GFIC receptacle. When I turn on the light, the GFIC trips. Is there an incompatibility between florencent lights and GFIC circuits?
Old 11-27-05, 10:16 PM
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Maybe. To find out, temporarily replace the fluorescent fixture with a simple $3 naked-bulb incandescent fixture. If that trips the GFCI too, then you have a wiring mistake. You might just have an accidental contact between the neutral wire and grounding wire somewhere.

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