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09:15AM | 08/29/03
Member Since: 08/28/03
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just purchased a Belkin Surge protector which has two indicator light; one that lights up to show that the outlet is "protected" and a second light that shows the outlet is "grounded".

The problem is that the ground light does not come on. I checked the outlet and it has the standard three wires: black, white, and the ground, which is atttached to the green grounding screw on the outlet.
The box is plastic, which I thought was the problem. However, I located another plastic outlet box, and the ground light did come on!

This outlet was tapped off an adjacent one. Checked that outlet, which is a middle-of-the-run, and all bare ground wires are pigtailed to the green grounding screw and the metal box screw.
Tried using a second Belkin surge protector, but the same thing happens; it still does not come on.
Tested the ground in the both outlets with a circuit tester and this shows that both outlets are grounded.

Is this situation a cause for concern?

P.S. Contacted Belkin Co. but they were not helpful.

Thanks in advance for any help!


08:47PM | 08/04/17
The Belkin web page says RED Grounded LED means that Belkin thinks its source is not grounded.
I have two I just started to use. They both have RED GROUNDED indication on original 1987 GROUNDED outlets, just installed GROUNDED outlets, and the installing electrician has circuit tester that indicated that the new outlets are properly polarized and GROUNDED.
Something fishy about indication or documentation.
Nowhere do I see discussion of exactly what the Belkin measures to determine good or bad ground.

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