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ground fault

[′grau̇nd ‚fȯlt]
(electricity)
Accidental grounding of a conductor.

ground fault

1. An electrical short-circuit involving one or more phase conductors and ground.
2. An insulation fault between a conductor and ground or the frame of a device.

ground fault

The temporary current in the ground line, caused by a failing electrical component or interference from an external electrical source such as a thunderstorm. See ground.
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2] statistic for location of the single-phase to ground fault based on the PCA model at fault inception point
We have done a lot of testing and are very comfortable with the Startco ground fault relays installed on our systems," Norton said.
Respective analysis has been performed for considering content of harmonics and possibility of application of their relations when used as efficient energizing quantities for the sensitive ground fault protection for MV networks especially under the increased value of fault resistance (leakage resistance).
Dave Shanks, development manager at Zenith, said: "All too often in ESP operations a ground fault will cause downhole monitoring systems to fail and leave operators running blind.
We have to sense ground faults and clear them instantly.
When an unwanted connection between system conductors and ground occurs, this is known as a ground fault.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) those handy devices that help protect from electric shock, are getting new voluntary safety requirements, according to Underwriters' Laboratories (UL.
Electrical device manufacturer Cutler-Hammer figured that where ground fault, or GFCI protection is also required, it made sense to combine the two types of protection in one device.
The portable, 100-watt black light comes with a transformer, cords, a ground fault interrupter and a plug.
If you haven't installed ground fault interruption electrical outlets in your kitchens, by your pools, waterfronts, or other areas near water, put this upgrade on your list for next spring.
The 24 VDC, 6-amp power supply is fully supervised and reports any indication of AC power loss, brownout, and ground fault.
Warning: All fountains should be plugged into ground fault circuit interrupter sockets to avoid the risk of shock.

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