Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) - New inspection article.

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)

Nice job.

Thanks for always providing great info Nick.

Thank you! I have been waiting for this one.

Post script, could you add something to indicate that an outlet can be protected if connected in series, or with a GFCI breaker. Thanks

Sounds nice…BUT remember something. An OCPD ( Overcurrent Protection Device) protects againsts Short Circuit, Ground fault and Overload. There is a difference between a “ground fault” which a standard breaker protects againsts in its own inverse way…just be clear that GFCI and Ground Fault are different things.

It really should read this way…

unlike standard circuit breakers, which guard against overloads, short circuits and ground faults.

Just in case you wanted to know…!!!

Thanks for the input, guys – I’ll pass it along to Ethan, and THANKS, Paul, for the factoid – the article has been updated to include this fix.


Might be handy to add that a GFI will work without a grounding connection. However, if tested with a 3 light tester the GFI will not trip.

You could also add a section about supposed nuisance tripping from motors and refrigerators, freezers and sump pumps.

lol…do you want an article or a novel…lol…just kidding Jim…:wink: