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ground fault

[′grau̇nd ‚fȯlt]
(electricity)
Accidental grounding of a conductor.
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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.
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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 outlets, known as ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI), are intended to protect people from electrical shock or electrocution in the event of a ground fault.
Contribution plot to the [T.sup.2] statistic for location of the single-phase to ground fault based on the PCA model at fault inception point
Valtorta, "Temporary overvoltages due to ground faults in MV networks," in 2009 IEEE Bucharest PowerTech, Bucharest, Romania, June-July 2009.
* This method has the ability of detecting the Single Line to Ground faults in both connected to the network and island modes.
If an asymmetric ground fault occurs in the distribution network, microgrid main feeder voltage will drop.
Patel, "Double phase to ground fault classification and fault distance location of double circuit transmission lines using ANN," in Proceedings of the 18th IEEE Bangalore Section Annual Symposium on Emerging Needs of Computing, Communication, Signals and Power, paper no.
The Ground Fault Immune gauge runs a unique new power and communication system so that insulation break down caused by ground faults will not short the system.
And with an open NRG it is impossible to detect a ground fault with current transformers--a serious safety concern.
Leviton, a manufacturer of electrical devices, has expanded its range of SmartlockPro(R) Slim Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles by adding the SmartlockPro Self-Test GFC.
The analyzer, which measures total and real current, is equipped with High-Frequency Contact Check technology, a large LCD screen for programming and measurement, and ground fault interruption and floating output features for operator protection.

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