12-16-2010, 02:41 PM
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I've never done it my self... I just always tell my dad to do it
. I'm not unfamiliar with wiring though. I have a lot more experience with DC power then AC. Replacing an outlet should be pretty simply and straight forward. Always always turn off the breaker when you work on a outlet and IMO use a multimeter as well.
That last outlet plug you linked will work, you can plug a regular power strip into that. If you need more then one I would look for some online. Don't buy the cheapest brand you can find though.... Its best to test them monthly. You just push the "test" button and it should cut power to everything plug into it. Push reset to turn it back on. If it ever trips in a real life case you push reset as well to turn it back on. Look over all equipment if it has actually tripped, both before and after you turn it back on and keep a close eye on the tank. I like to try to limit it to one large tank or multiple small tanks on one GFCI. If it does trip and you were running 3 or more tanks off it, it gets harder and harder to locate where your problem is/was. GFCI is really there to protect YOU from shock, number one threat in aquarium is the submersible heater. They greatly reduce the chances of a fatal shock, they do not remove it completely. I have through my own stupidity shocked myself on a system that was GFCI protected during a water change. It technically shouldn't of happened, but I also shouldn't of been so stupid in the first place. I don't think it was enough to trip the GFCI or was way to brief. Anyway its not fun at all, worst then electrical fences. Hurts like a ^$&*@, vision went flickery, and really really nauseous.