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Guide to Wiring GFI and GFCI Receptacles
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.
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
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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
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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