ground fault circuit interrupter

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ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)

ground fault circuit interrupter
A type of ground fault protection in areas where personnel are at high risk of receiving electrical shocks (for example, in damp locations); makes use of a device designed to trip at a ground current in the milliampere range, i.e., very much below currents that are normally harmful.
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GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets protect you from a lethal shock by shutting off the power when they sense slight differences in current.
In most cases these radiant systems require their own dedicated circuit that includes a ground fault circuit interrupter. Additionally, two manufacturers offer low-voltage systems that require remote transformers.
A The National Electrical Code requires that all the receptacles in a garage have GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protection, with a couple of exceptions.
Plug low-voltage systems into a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
GFCI (short for "ground fault circuit interrupter") outlets, those unusual outlets with the test and reset buttons, are required in areas of the house where shock hazards are greatest.
Pumps should be plugged into receptacles with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).
A GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) is a shock prevention device that's required by the National Electrical Code in certain outlets, including kitchen counter outlets.
If you can, plug your lights into an outlet with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
Both methods have to be GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protected before the wires enter the ground to guard against electrocution in case the wire is accidentally cut while you're digging.
Increase the safety of your old two-prong outlets by installing a new ground fault circuit interrupter receptacle.
Check your Yellow Pages under "Electrical Supplies." Or a better alternative is to install a three-slot ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) type receptacle, which costs about $7.