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.
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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 SFI technology is similar to the existing Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) technology that is presently codified in various building laws and ordinances across the United States.
The unit comes standard with ground fault interrupter (GFI) outlets for added safety and to allow easy reset from inside the cab.
As the UFI 3000 is a comprehensive solution for fault detection, it will assist commercial airlines in complying with any ground fault interrupter (GFI) requirements associated with SFAR 88.
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.
ground fault interrupters (GFIs) on outlets near sinks, lavatories or toilets, to prevent residents from receiving an electric shock (a GFI will produce a short instead);