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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If you can, plug your lights into an outlet with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).
Be sure you have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection on all outdoor outlets.
Increase the safety of your old two-prong outlets by installing a new ground fault circuit interrupter receptacle.
Any electrical outlets within 20 feet of a pool or spa should be equipped with a GCFI, or ground fault circuit interrupter.
Ground fault circuit interrupter protection for electrical equipment located within areas that can become wet
Be sure you have ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection on all outdoor outlets; portable GFCIs are available from most hardware and home improvement stores.
All Woodhead Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) products meet the latest OSHA electrical requirements that all extension cords used for maintenance and repair must be protected by GFCI and all outdoor receptacles must be protected in a weatherproof enclosure.
Ned Schiff, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Technology Research Corporation (TRC) (NASDAQ:TRCI), announced today that the Company has signed a new three year OEM agreement to supply portable ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) products to Coleman Cable, Inc.
Have Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) installed on your boat and test them once a month.
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.
Check all ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and circuit breakers monthly.
They will also carry different sizes of transformers, cables, ground fault circuit interrupters, and special wire nuts designed for waterproof connections.