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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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Ground Fault Relays improve the safety of workers by minimizing the conditions that may lead to Arc-Flash incidents and maximizing the uptime of critical operations by avoiding nuisance tripping.
POWR-GARD offers a full line of fuses, ground fault relays and electrical safety services to enhance the protection of workers and equipment from electrical incidents.
It fits into a standard outlet box and protects against ground faults whenever an electrical product is plugged into the outlet.
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5 Ground fault current path for single layer conductive-jacket CSST The electrical conductivity of CSST shall conform with one of the following: (a) have a DC resistance of 5 milliohms per foot or less; or (b) be shielded by an electrical shunt of low impedance metallic composition that surrounds the coated stainless steel continuously from end to end.
It includes Integral Ground Fault Interrupter, Auto Recovery and Re-start and LEDs to display status.
Network-level protection is fitted at the point of common coupling (PCC) and unit-level protection within micro-grid is fitted with a ground fault detection technology.
As an isolated universal transmitter, the device's display will give sensor input, current output and whether any uncontrolled current exists in the loop due to a ground fault, corrosion bridge or moisture, which avoids the problem of throwing out functioning transmitters due to another problem in the loop.
Attorneys said the accident could have been prevented if the hotel had installed ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), which would have cut off power to the pool lights in case of an electrical malfunction.
TACOM issued Safety of Use Message (SOUM) 00-016 in 2000 that stated all Army steam cleaners and commercial cleaners and pressure washers must be used with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection.
com)-- SouthWest Electritech Services announces that Howard Herndon, President and Founder will be speaking on Equipment Ground Fault System Requirements for service entrance service on July 24, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.
Zenith revealed the new ESP gauge Ground Fault Immune at the European Artificial Lift Forum in Aberdeen, where a paper was presented on the results of a demonstration test.

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