What Is A GFCI Receptacle?

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What Is A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)?

How Do I Reset A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)?



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GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or RCD 

which is a Residual Current Device. 

These devices are used to shut off an electrical current or power when the electrical current is flowing along an unintended path.

For example a GFCI or RCD will shut off if a power current is flowing through water.

After the power is interrupted it can be reset manually to allow the flow of power again naturally.

See right an example of a GFCI power receptacle.


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