Used Breakers 101: Everything You Need to Know About GFCI Circuit Breakers

A ground fault circuit interrupter or GFCI is a type of circuit breaker which automatically breaks or interrupts an electrical connection that could potentially cause damage to a home or building. This prevents people from being electrocuted. GFCIs are usually installed in areas in homes and in commercial buildings where water and electricity are near each other such as in bathrooms and kitchens. Because water is a very good conductor of electricity, having a ground fault circuit interrupter would cut the electric current in the event that a ground fault occurs or when an overload or short circuit occurs while cleaning or cooking, preventing injuries and accidents.

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Used Breakers 101: Everything You Need to Know About GFCI Circuit Breakers