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How to Wire GFCI Ground Fault Receptacle Outlets
Summary: This list of articles will help you learn about the features and benefits provided by GFI and GFCI Receptacles and how they are wired.
© By: Dave Rongey
GFI and GFCI Receptacles Protect Against Ground Faults
Home Electrical GFCI Outlets
These outlets are commonly 15 Amp-125 Volt @ Receptacle , 20 Amp-125 Volt Feed-Through.
The GFCI receptacle has a NEMA 5-15R design finished with a nylon wall plate and screws which are included.
These devices are back and side wired, and come in a variety of colors including white, ivory, almond with more colors available to help match your decor.
Wiring GFCI Outlets
|Home Electrical GFI Receptacles and GFI Outlets Information
Features and Benefits of GFI
The National Electrical Code (NEC) has acted in response to a Consumer Product Safety Commission study that documented injuries to children caused by their inserting pins, keys and other foreign objects into electrical receptacles.
The 10-year study (1991-2001) revealed that over 24,000 children under 10 years old were treated in emergency rooms for incidents related to home electrical outlets and receptacles: an average of 2400 per year, 7 per day. Tamper-resistant receptacles have been mandated in hospital pediatric wards for over 20 years and are proven to effectively prevent electrical injuries.
Features and Benefits of the Home electrical GFI Outlets