circuit interrupter


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circuit interrupter

[′sər·kət ‚in·tə‚rəp·tər]
(electricity)
A device in a circuit breaker to remove energy from an arc in order to extinguish it.
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Warning for the lightsets that have the ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)/
A choice of Eaton thermal magnetic, ground fault, and combination arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers are available to deliver premium electrical circuit protection.
Exterior receptacles should be connected to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) located at the receptacle or in the circuit braker.
If you're using the space heater in the bathroom, be sure to use a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
At the 2013 GIE+EXPO trade show, Honda Power Equipment today introduced the EB2000i, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab requirements for the City of Los Angeles.
Key to safe use outdoors, where the danger of shorts caused by moisture is greater, is to plug these or any other lamps into an outlet equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
Boats with alternating current (AC) systems should have isolation transformers or equipment leakage circuit interrupter (ELCI) protection, comply with ABYC standards, and should be serviced by an ABYC Certified Technician.
All units must have a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) either built in or somewhere along the spa's wiring.
Any electrical outlets within 20 feet of a pool or spa should be equipped with a GCFI, or ground fault circuit interrupter.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home's Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping.
Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Receptacle offering protection from arc- faults that may lead to electrical fires resulting from damage in both branch circuit wiring as well as extensions to branches such as appliances and cord sets.
Outdoor lights and decorations should be plugged into outlets that feature Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs).

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