What Is a GFCI Schematic?


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A GFCI schematic is a wiring diagram of a ground fault circuit interrupter. Some types of GFCI wiring schematic include receptacle and switch schematics, diagrams of protected duplex receptacles with multiple GFCIs, and unprotected light with GFCI schematics.

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GFCI schematics typically include one or more GFCI receptacles, each with two sets of wiring labeled "Line" and "Load"; "Hot" and "neutral" current wires; and a labelled electrical source.

A GFCI safety outlet is used to protect people from electrical shock due to faulty or damaged wiring. A GFCI detects imbalances in ingoing and outgoing electrical currents and automatically cuts off the electrical supply if an imbalance occurs.

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