A safety device that senses hazardous electrical leakage and quickly shuts off the circuit to help prevent electric shock.
This is a safety device, present in many household outlets, that will interrupt the current in an electrical circuit when the fault current goes over a certain value.
safety device (usually wall plug) which breaks a circuit to prevent shock; usually found in bathrooms, kitchens, around pools, etc.
A power receptacle that reduces the hazards of ground fault currents that can cause injury or death. Upon detecting a ground fault current in a protected circuit, a GFCI will trip, resulting in the removal of power.
A specialized electrical device that will interrupt electrical power where a weak electrical loss of ground occurs. Normally located in areas where water may be present.
a safety device that senses any shock hazard and interrupts the flow of electricity in the circuit. They are required in new home bathrooms, kitchen, garage, out of doors and in other locations where one might be in contact with a grounded surface and an electrical appliance. Most GFI's are located in the receptacle itself and can be identified by the presence of a 'test' and a 'reset' button.
A device that detects leakage of electrical current to the ground and prevents accidental shock.
(GFCI) A grounding device that prevents accidental electric shock or electrocution. Modern building codes now call for GFCI outlets for bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms, areas with running water that may accidentally cause electric shocks. In addition to being grounded, GFCI outlets automatically shut down when they are tripped.
measures the current flowing through the live wire and the neutral wire. If they differ by more than a few milliamps, the GFI trips, breaking the circuit. Also called RCD or ELCD. Called a “Mimsar P'hat" in Hebrew.
Devices that detect leakage of electrical current to the ground and prevent accidental shock.
A protective device that rapidly de-energizes a circuit when current to ground exceeds a predetermined value.
A device that stops the flow of electricity by opening or breaking the circuit when a flow of current to ground is detected.
A device to cut off the flow of electricity if a short circuit is detected.
A ground fault circuit interrupter is a safety device to protect against electrical shock by cutting off the flow of electricity when there is even a slight stray of current leakage.
A protection circuit that disables the source of electricity to a system when the ground current exceeds some predetermined value. This is to prevent ground current from flowing in an abnormal condition or in an abnormal path to protect people or equipment.