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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Dvorak, "More about arc-fault circuit interrupters", IEEE Trans.
.a combined circuit breaker and ground fault circuit interrupter (below, right) that is installed in the distribution panel and protects all outlets on the circuit.
He said the new 2017 code rule requires that all overcurrent protection devices for marinas, boatyards, commercial and non-commercial docking facilities should include ground fault protection, not exceeding 30mA (milliampere) with a Class A (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter) (GFCI) protection of (5mA) for most marinas and dock convenience receptacles.
First, the National Electrical Code requires that any new outlets in living areas be protected by an AFCI (arc fault circuit interrupter).
* An arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a device that recognizes the unique characteristics of many types of arcing faults and acts instantly to interrupt the circuit.
For safety, run the extension cord from an outdoor electrical outlet with a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
* Always plug a tool into electrical outlets protected by a Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which will cut off electricity if there is a short circuit.
* the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) (the trip level of portable or wired-in GFCIs must be within a 2-to-7-milliamp (mA) range; and
ARE YOU USING GENERAL ILLUMINATION LIGHT SET, NSN 6230-00-299-7077, WITH A GROUNDFAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER (GFCI) CIRCUIT BREAKER (CB) BOX.
Before plugging it in, verify that the outlet is equipped with a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
Ask the builder if he would agree to install a light fixture that is wired to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) in order to eliminate any shock hazard.
In addition to coming in a variety of stylish colors, the 3iE[TM] is user-friendly and features an advanced energy monitoring and a built-in ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

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