Return to the thumbnail page Display/hide file information See previous file See next file

Old Sylvania GFCI

Old Sylvania GFCI

Click to view full size image

Here is an older Sylvania GFCI from the bathroom of my apartment
When I moved in I though there was only one outlet in the bathroom (In the light) but it was covered by a cabinet that was screwed to the wall
It tripped one day, and out went the light as I was using the outlet that was built into the light (Whoever wired my place was an idiot) The bathroom and bedroom are all on one 15A Breaker luckily the bedroom is not protected by the GFCI only the bathroom light

2~4.jpg Sagwa.jpg Sylvania_GFCI.jpg 1977_GFCI.jpg

File information

File information

Download: Download this File
Filename:Sylvania_GFCI.jpg
Album name:LampLover / Home Electrical
Keywords:Miscellaneous
File Size:56 KB
Date added:Jul 05, 2013
Dimensions:939 x 1128 pixels
Displayed:127 times
URL:https://www.lighting-gallery.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-82284
Favorites:Add to Favorites
Comments
socketgeek63
Newbie
*
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 12
View Gallery


TheDennisManNetwork photoelectric4863
View Profile Personal Message (Offline)
Jul 05, 2013 at 08:31 AM Author: socketgeek63
Nice! I have a Sylvania circuit breaker panel in mt apartment.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

LampLover
Full Member
***
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 121
View Gallery

GoL PeterYachymczyk UCYBAif_ag4v8nIcCU3VAmag
View Profile Personal Message (Offline)
Jul 05, 2013 at 08:57 AM Author: LampLover
You might want to get that panel checked out or replaced then here is a little more information about them

LED Free Zone!
All For HID and old-school electronic Only

socketgeek63
Newbie
*
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 12
View Gallery


TheDennisManNetwork photoelectric4863
View Profile Personal Message (Offline)
Jul 05, 2013 at 09:23 AM Author: socketgeek63
I just seen the article, there is some larger Sylvania panels wit main breakers for the entire building that had been replaced, these panels had been in place since 1980, surprised inspectors didn't had the landlord get all panels changed out, but there has been no catastrophic problems ( yet anyway ) with these panels. There is 80 units in the building though.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

streetlight98
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 323
View Gallery

Mike McCann


GoL 88219189@N04/albums
View Profile WWW Personal Message (Offline)
Feb 10, 2019 at 07:07 PM Author: streetlight98
Hmm didn't know there were Sylvania GFCIs! I assume they made other wiring devices too? I've seen Sylvania breaker panels, but all older from the 70s or 80s.

As for the bedroom and bathrooms being on together, it was very common for older homes to only have two general "lights and plugs" circuits that took care of the whole house including all bathroom and kitchen receptacles. My grandma's house from 1940 is like that. Even until the 80s or 90s I don't know if there was a requirement for bathroom receptacles to be on a 20A circuit shared only with other bathroom receptacles. Nowadays kitchens require two 20A circuits for countertop plugs (the circuits can also serve the dining room receptacles as well but lights must be separate). And then in the kitchen you'll also have additional circuits for the microwave/hood, dish washer and/or garbage disposal, and sometimes the refrigerator. The company I work for puts the fridge on its own 15A circuit because we were having issues with fridges tripping the GFCI/AFCI combo Homeline breakers we use when they were wired in with the countertop plugs. As far as code is concerned the fridge doesn't need its own circuit though AFAIK.

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

Cole D.
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Posts: 507
View Gallery

123 V 60 CPS


Dk944Mr-jX4jbnoUUj7xAw
View Profile Personal Message (Offline)
Feb 10, 2019 at 07:53 PM Author: Cole D.
I didn't know that either. This does remind me a lot of an older 80s/90s Eagle GFCI. Sylvania breakers became Challenger at some point.
streetlight98
Sr. Member
****
Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 323
View Gallery

Mike McCann


GoL 88219189@N04/albums
View Profile WWW Personal Message (Offline)
Feb 10, 2019 at 08:25 PM Author: streetlight98
Are Challenger breakers interchangeable with Cutler-Hammer/Eaton?

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

Cole D.
Hero Member
*****
Offline

Posts: 507
View Gallery

123 V 60 CPS


Dk944Mr-jX4jbnoUUj7xAw
View Profile Personal Message (Offline)
Feb 10, 2019 at 10:49 PM Author: Cole D.
Looks like some are, from a few sites I looked at.
© 2005-2019 Lighting-Gallery.net | Powered by: Coppermine Photo Gallery