Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI, GFI)- an ultra sensitive plug designed to shut off all electric current. Used in bathrooms, kitchens, exterior waterproof outlets, garage outlets, and other wet areas; has a small reset button on the plug
An electrical short caused by a circuit being grounded somewhere other than at your home's proper grounding source. Faulty or damaged wiring are the typical causes of a ground fault. Left unrepaired, that delivers digital all the time, as long as the device with the outlet has digital to it. Useful for components that have memory.
An electrical short caused by a circuit being grounded somewhere other than at your home's proper grounding source. Faulty or damaged wiring are the typical causes of a ground fault. Left unrepaired, a ground fault can lead to serious electrical problems. If a ground fault is detected, it's a good idea to have a licensed electrician check it out.
A current that flows outside the normal circuit path, such as: a) Through the equipment grounding conductor, b) Through conductive material other than the electrical system ground (metal water or plumbing pipes, etc.), c) Through a person, d) Through a combination of these ground return paths.
A ground fault is the shorting of an electrical device or circuit to ground at any location other than the structure's common grounding electrode. This can be caused by damaged or faulty wiring, or by the installation of a second grounding electrode (US and Canadian electrical codes require a common grounding electrode for all wires that enter a structure). In order for your system (as well as your entire home) to be protected, if a ground fault exists it is highly recommended that you consult a licensed electrician as soon as possible. Most of the power protection devices we carry have ground fault indicators.
A safety device installed between the household power mains and equipment where there is a danger of personnel touching an earth ground while operating the equipment. The GFI senses any current flowing directly to ground and immediately switches off all power to the equipment to minimize electrical shock. GFIs are now standard equipment in bathroom and outdoor receptacles.