Ground fault interrupt. Special wall plug outlets, usually in wet areas such as kitchens and bathrooms, that are built to instantly shut off in the event of a short circuit, to prevent electrical shock. Required by the HUD-code.
Abbreviation for Ground Fault Interrupt. It is a device similar to a circuit breaker in that it is designed to interrupt the flow of electricity. GFI circuits or outlets are usually located near sinks and tubs or where the threat of water is likely. In the event of a short circuit such as dropping an appliance into a filled tub or sink, the GFI will immediately stop the flow of electricity along the circuit and prevent a serious electrical shock.
Ground Fault Interrupter. This is a special receptacle that provides shock protection for the entire circuit. GFI outlets are used in bathrooms, kitchens, and outside receptacles; or anywhere you may come in contact with water.
(Ground Fault Interrupter) A device whose function is to interrupt the electric circuit to the load when a fault current to ground exceeds some predetermined value that is less than that required to operate the overcurrent protective device of the supply circuit.
Ground fault interrupter. An electrical breaker that protects against accidental short or overload of an electrical circuit. This device trips, cutting off electrical current at the slightest feedback of an electrical short.
Ground Fault Interrupter. A type of electrical safety receptacle that prevents the possibility of electrical shock in outdoor equipment or around water. Usually, if not always, required by local or national codes.
Ground Fault Interrupter. A safety device that disconnects power from a circuit when a potentially dangerous electrical condition exists. A GFI protects people while fuses or circuit breakers protect equipment.