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Will electronic ballasts on florescent lamps cause a Home line GFI circuit breaker to open?

Issue:
Is there an incompatibility between the GFI breakers and lights with ballasts?

Product Line:
Miniature Circuit Breakers

Environment:
QO / Homeline Breakers with GFI suffix

Resolution:
Electronic ballasts may generate harmonics which make a GFI QO or HOM breaker prone to nuisance tripping. Inrush currents and capacitive discharge to ground can also contribute. Limiting the number of ballasts on a circuit to five or fewer is recommended to avoid nuisance tripping.
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