HELP! lights not working with power strip

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  1. twelvebeer

    twelvebeer Spaghetti Worm

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    I have an issue with my lights and timer power strip. The lights come with a GFCI plug. When the timer power strip turns the lights OFF at night the GFCI trips and the reset button has to be pushed before the lights will come back ON. Is something wrong with my equipment or is it something I did wrong?
     
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  3. saints fan 420

    saints fan 420 Expensive Colorful Sticks

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    did you maybe get it wet..

    i got one of my strips a tad wet one time and it did this..after it dried went back to normal
     
  4. twelvebeer

    twelvebeer Spaghetti Worm

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    I didnt get it wet.
     
  5. Nvizn

    Nvizn Montipora Digitata

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    Rid yourself of the GFCI. They are more potential harm than good. Instead, buy a grounding probe and surge protectors.
     
  6. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Plug the GFCI into the wall, the powerstrip into that, and the light into the powerstrip.
     
  7. twelvebeer

    twelvebeer Spaghetti Worm

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    Yeah, I was thinking about just cutting it off and installing a normal 3 prong plug.
     
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  9. FaceOfDeceit

    FaceOfDeceit Hockey Beard

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    Do you have a warranty on your light still? If so, I would advise against cutting the GFI off of it.
     
  10. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    More specifics on the timer please...
     
  11. twelvebeer

    twelvebeer Spaghetti Worm

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  12. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    How about the lighting fixture...