ground fault interrupter


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ground fault interrupter

[′grau̇nd ‚fȯlt ‚int·ə‚rəp·tər]
(electricity)
A fast-acting circuit breaker that also senses very small ground fault currents such as might flow through the body of a person standing on damp ground while touching a hot alternating-current line wire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Any standardvoltage installation requires a building permit, and codes require that a circuit be wired through a ground fault interrupter (GFI).
The unit has a ground fault interrupter system, automatic shut-off, cool-to-the-touch base and shielded fan blades.
Water and electricity are a dangerous combination, and never building codes requires relocating junction boxes away from the pool deck and adding a ground fault interrupter (GFI) to all pool circuits.
All electrical outlets, grounded and installed with three-pronged plugs (OSHA requirement) in the laboratory, preparation room, storage rooms and project room(s) need to be protected with ground fault interrupters (GFI).
Consumer electronics require ground fault interrupters to make them safe.
* Ground fault interrupters (GFIs) on outlets near sinks or toilets to prevent residents from receiving an electric shock.
We use it to check the configuration of wiring to outlets and, when available, the ground fault interrupters. This unit has about the size and weight of a golf ball.