Talk:Residual-current device

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I found that idle GFCI receptacles are warmer than the wall they attached to. Is it OK?

They contain sensing and logic circuitry inside, so they consume a bit of power themselves. Since power consumption (no matter how small, and costing virtually nothing) translates directly to heat production, it's understandable that they'll be a little warmer than the surrounding area. Significantly warmer, though, and there may be a problem. Be especially mindful of any outlets that get significantly warm when a load is plugged into an outlet! If an outlet with nothing plugged into it gets warm, it may be part of a chain with a weak connection, and should be investigated. -- (talk) 20:29, 10 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Regarding language usage (reason for the RFD)[change source]

I agree that some of the language used is a little difficult to understand and read - since electrical subjects were what I came here for, I'll do some simplification on this tonight and see if I can make it a little more manageable. DaneGeld (talk) 16:05, 25 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

A disgrace[change source]

A disgraceful article in the sense that it ignores the purpose of the wiki, and makes no attempt to simplify the content. We should delete it and write something much simpler. Readers know where to go if they want the full technical story. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:09, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The first two paragraphs [1], are maybe simple now. (talk) 11:18, 4 September 2021 (UTC)[reply]