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GFCI (Ground fault circuit interrupter) outlets

  • GFCI Outlets in your home
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  • Function
    • Unlike standard electrical outlets, a GFCI outlet constantly monitors the amount of current flowing between the left (hot) and right (neutral) slots. If the GFCI outlet detects even the slightest deviation in the amount of current flowing between these two slots, it trips the internal circuit and cuts off electricity to the outlet.
    Uses
    • GFCI outlets have been a requirement of the National Electrical Code in the following situations:· Outdoor receptacles since 1973

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Below is a excerpt of an article prepared for the 17th Annual Spring Seminar, Feb. 21, 2004 St. Louis Chapter, American Society of Home Inspectors by J. Aronstein, Consulting Engineer, Mechanical and Materials Engineering BME, MSME, Ph.D., N.Y.S. P.E. LIC. NO. 39860, 50 Pasture Lane, Poughkeepsie N.Y. 12603.
 
Unlike over-fusing and pennies behind the fuses, defective FPE breakers cannot be spotted by an inspector or tested by an electrician or homeowner. Without doing a functional test (at overload and short-circuit conditions) on each breaker, one pole at a time for the two-pole breakers, one cannot actually determine the present operating characteristics of a breaker.
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