What Is Earth Leakage?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 6, 2020 2:25:07 PM ET
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Earth leakage refers to the unwanted flow of electrical current from the live wire (red wire) to the earth wire (green or yellow wire). It is also referred to in some countries as ground leakage or leakage current.

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