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GFCI's Save Lives!

Posted on May 25, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Did you know a 60 watt light bulb has a current of 0.5 amps? (500 milliamps) From 200 to 500 milliamps, the heart clamps tight. At only 1.5 amps tissue and organs start to burn!

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). A device intended for the protection of personnel that functions to de-energize a circuit or portion thereof within an established period of time when a current to ground exceeds the values established for a Class A device. [NEC 2011]

Informational Note: Class A ground-fault circuit-interrupters trip when the current to ground is 6 milliamps or higher.

The GFCI senses the fault current and trips (de-energizes the circuit) in less then 0.1 second to save lives!

TEST YOUR GFCI'S MONTHLY!

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