I recently installed a new heat tape unit for my supply lines coming into my mobile home as I had a woodchuck chew through the old one ! The new unit only draws max 5 amps, which would not be enough to trip my 20 amp breaker should their be a problem. The outlet
that the unit plus into is not under the trailer & not protected by a GFCI circuit. I thought about replacing the outlet with one that is a GFCI, but if it tripped, it would probably be day when it's 20 below out, not fun !
So my ultimate goal here is to replace the breaker, which the outlet is the only one on that circuit, with a GFCI breaker. When I went to purchase one, there are so many kinds ! I need some advice on what to purchase. Some of the prices are $100+, not what I was looking for, and I am seeing GFCA, GFCB, totally confusing.
Here are the specs I think you need:
single pole 20 amp breaker 1/2" wide
the power distribution unit is M1224MB1100F, .E series, J2396 Type 1 for mobile homes
the breaker is type QT
I hope I given you enough info, please lmk if you can help !