[USA] I have recently replaced the receptacles in my house with tamper-resistant ones, including the GFCIs.
The GFCIs are the new auto-self-test type (Pass & Seymour 1597TR and 2097TR models). Some of these are in places where they will rarely be used.
I have read on here that GFCIs have a limited lifespan, and will eventually fail a self-test and need replacing. My question is: would keeping those rarely-used GFCIs in a “tripped” state keep them from aging, so that they last longer?
Note that the circuits would still be live, so the red LED would be lit. They would be reset only when it is necessary to use them.