Power Outage: GFI trip or your local power company

In a previous posting, I talked about how important it is to know when your entire house loses power due to some failure at your local power company. When this happens while you are away from home, the food in your refrigerator and freezer will begin to get cold. A...

What causes a GFCI outlet to trip?

The National Electric Code requires that GFCI outlets be installed where there is likely to be wetness or moisture. GFCI is an abbreviation for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. Sometimes the initials GFI are used. These areas include garages, basements, kitchen and...

Use GFI Notify to monitor any outlet, not only GFIs

GFI Notify can function as a Power Loss Alarm  for any electric outlet that you want to monitor. For example, if you have a heated aquarium plugged into a regular outlet, you would want to know when that outlet loses power. Because, when that happens, the heater will...

GFI Notify – Also important for Whole House Power Loss

GFI Notify will notify up to 3 contacts by email and text messages within 4 minutes after a GFI trip. That’s very good information to have especially when you are far from home. Knowing that, you can take remedial action.  But, it’s really just as...