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How a GFCI Outlet Will Save Your Life

GFCI OUTLET WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE in a robotie illustration HOW A GFCI: GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTORS FLOW IS EQUAL Think of your GFCI outlet as an all seeing robot that watches over your power lines. It monitors the flow of electrons and looks out for any unusual activity. If the appliance is in safe use and the hot and neutral wires are equal, the robot will just continue to watch. ELECTRONS OUT OF BALANCE If there is a problem with the appliance in which something causes a ground fault, like an electrical shock, where some of the electric current flows through the user's body, the GFCI robot will immediately notice the unusual activity. SHUT OFF ELECTRIC FLOW Immediately after sensing the anomaly, the GFCI robot will open a switch to cut off the flow of electricity to the appliance. The person operating the appliance is saved. It should be noted, that your GFCI outlet should be tested regularly to make sure it's still in working condition: 1) Press the “test" button 2) The "reset" button should pop out of the outlet and anything plugged in will not operate. 3) Press the "reset" button back in and everything should operate again. IF YOU NEED A GFCI OUTLET INSTALLED, CALL A TRUSTED DFW ELECTRICIAN FIVE ELECTRIC (972)338-9440 WWW.JFIVEELECTRIC.COM

How a GFCI Outlet Will Save Your Life

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GFCI outlets, or ground fault circuit interrupter outlets, protect your home and your family by automatically detecting problems with your electricity. This infographic shows you just how it works!


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