Question by  jeff33 (33)

What is a gfci plug?

I am trying to follow directions for completing a project and have no idea what a gfci plug is.


Answer by  NJames (58)

A GFCI plug, or ground fault circuit interruptor, is an outlet that is used that has a test and reset button on the front in order to prevent anyone from shocking themself. If the current is too strong , it will automatically shut off preventing shocks and fires.


Answer by  bniles (58)

A GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) Plug is a plug that contains a circuit that is able to monitor electrical current flow from Hot to Neutral. If it senses an imbalance it will trip the circuit; thereby stopping the current. This feature is good to have on items that may be exposed to water, such as hairdryers.


Answer by  lavonne10 (15)

A gfci plug is a ground fault circuit interrupter. It will interrupt the dangerous circuit of electricity from a ground fault if one is detected; saving lives and equipment.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter are grounded outlets that help prevent circuit overload and shock. The three prong plugs, like you find on your fridge, is a gfci plug.

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