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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupts

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters or GFCIs shut off the power from your main distributor panel when it detects a leak in the amount of electricity that is traveling through you’re home. This prevents people from suffering shock or even very nasty electrical burns. The science of the GFCI is that the excess current is sent into the ground.

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GFCIs can be used indoors and outdoors, especially where water may come in contact with any electrical outlet, appliances or devices. The National Electrical Code (NEC) has made the installation of GFCIs in kitchens, bathrooms, garages and outdoors a requirement. Maintenance is really not cumbersome as the GFCI needs to be tested only once a month. Both installation and maintenance should be performed by licensed electricians.

GFCI Testing

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Portable GFCIs

You can also source portable GFCIs that don’t need any special knowledge to install. Most extension chords now come with built in GFCIs. While they do add flexibility, portable GFCIs should only be used as a temporary measure and should be tested always before use.

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