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Bidet tripping GFCI outlet overnight

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Bidet tripping GFCI outlet overnight

-Have a Brondell SE400 connected using a power bar - > GFCI

-No other devices connected to the power bar.

-It doesn't trip when the bidet is running.

However, the GFCI is tripped the next day. Nobody uses it during the night for a period of 10+ hours.

Any idea what's happening ?
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Is the power bar a surge protector?

If it is, then that is the problem as surge protectors and GFCI outlets do not play nicely together. Replace the surge bar with a non-surge power bar. Reason is if there is any power leakage through the MOV between load to ground or line to ground, then that will trip the GFCI receptacle, but the MOVs are there for surge suppression, hence the incompatibility.
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Thanks, I think this may be it.
cba123 wrote: Is the power bar a surge protector?

If it is, then that is the problem as surge protectors and GFCI outlets do not play nicely together. Replace the surge bar with a non-surge power bar. Reason is if there is any power leakage through the MOV between load to ground or line to ground, then that will trip the GFCI receptacle, but the MOVs are there for surge suppression, hence the incompatibility.
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Why power bar ??
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TLSRULZ wrote: Why power bar ??
Probably as a short extension cord, I'd imagine most people don't have a plug right next to their toilet normally.
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jzmtl wrote: Probably as a short extension cord, I'd imagine most people don't have a plug right next to their toilet normally.
Then use a 14g extention cord not a power bar.

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