I need to buy a 30 amp rated GFCI interrupter, for a certain
application. I would prefer it to be a standard shape that mounts into
a form for electrical outlets, even though I do not need an actual
outlet on the interrupter. Any ideas where I could find something like
Thanks. Turns out that the GFCI breaker that needed replacing was
standard 20A. It was not apparent on the GFCI how much it was rated
for, and I was fooled by the 30A [non-GFCI] breaker in the basement,
into thinking that I need a 30A GFCI breaker on the hot tub as
well. Since I had a replacement 20A breaker, I was able to replace the
original one. Once I remove the original GFCI, I was able to see its
20A rating on the side that was hidden.
You see, I had a problem of GFCI tripping in my spa, for no apparent
reason. It was not always timed with turning on the motor or heater,
and sometimes even occurred when the bath's timer was in the off
position. (the bath turns on at certain times according to a
So I have a hope that it was in fact the GFCI breaker that was faulty
(due to its age).
I played with the hot tub a bit after putting in the new GFCI breaker,
turning motor, heater, the whole thing on and off, and the new breaker
has not tripped even once.
We'll see, maybe this way it will continue on to work for a few more
years. This hot tub is about 20 years old, I think.
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