Tuesday Tip: Electrical Outlets
A recent survey by the Electrical Safety Foundation International found that about one-quarter of Americans don’t understand how ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) work.
Here’s some information about these vital devices:
- GFCIs monitor the electricity flowing in and out of a product. If the electric current fluctuates, the GFCI shuts off the power to prevent shock.
- You’ll find most GFCIs where electricity and water could mix, such as in kitchens and bathrooms.
- Test your GFCIs once a month. Plug in a nightlight and turn it on. Push the “Test” button; the light should go off. Push the “Reset” button to turn the light back on.
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