600W BRS heater with ink it’s controller tripping breaker/gfci

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Hi everyone,
I just purchased a 600W BRS heater with an ink bird controller. I set up the devices and it ran for a couple of hours l, then tripped the breaker. I reset the breaker just thinking it may be a fluke and it kicks the breaker as soon as the heater power plug touches the ink bird plug in. It does the same if I try to plug the heater straight to the oulet. I have tried on multiple outlets on different breakers. Any ideas of what is going on?
 
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By breaker do you mean on the GFCI or at the electrical panel?
And what kind of breaker is on that circuit?

Could be a faulty GFCI or a bad breaker.

Shouldnt be pulling 15+ amps
 
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It kicks the 2 different gfci outlets that I’ve tried, and kicked a breaker on one without gfci. One of the gfci is 15 amp and the other is 20 amp. The outlets work with my 400w heater.
 
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Yea it may be shorting out when the controller activates the heater.
Agreed with faulty heater if you tried it on 2 seperate circuits that arent overloaded.
 
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