Definitions for "Ground fault"
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
A failure of transmission involving insulation to shield or insulation to ground wire.
A condition in which the resistance between a conductor and ground reaches an unacceptably low level.