Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

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  • Ask: What is a ground fault circuit interrupter?

    Answer: The ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, is a fast-acting circuit breaker designed to shut off electric power in the event of a ground-fault within as little as 1/40 of a second. It works by comparing the amount of current going to and returning from equipment along the circuit conductors.

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  • Ask: Where are ground fault circuit interrupters required?

    Answer: NEC Requirements for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) Commercial occupancies. Per 210.8, you must install GFCI protection for all 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles located in bathrooms, rooftops, and kitchens in commercial/industrial facilities.

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  • Ask: What would cause a GFCI to trip?

    Answer: If your insulation is worn out, old, or damaged, it could cause your GFCI to trip. The insulation is in the wall is meant to help prevent such leaks from occurring. So if your insulation is worn, this can cause more leaks. Sometimes having too much equipment or appliances plugged in can also cause your GFCI to trip.

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  • Ask: What is the difference between a GFI and a GFCI?

    Answer: Technically, GFCI refers to a breaker that protects an entire circuit. This would be a GFCI breaker on your electric distribution panel and will protect multiple outlets. A GFI is a local Ground Fault Interrupter, it is at the outlet and not on the panel.

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