At Switched Electric we want you and your family to be safe from electrical shock. And one sure way of doing this has GFCI receptacles where they are needed most.
You might be asking yourself what is a GFCI receptacle and what does it do? GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, and it is so far one of the best inventions of all time that has ever been made when it comes to electrical devices. The GFCI receptacle has been designed for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to protect you and your family from electrical shock.
When there becomes a difference in the hot and neutral wires, the GFCI will interrupt the household circuits causing the GFCI to automatically cut off. Both GFCI receptacles and GFCI breakers are very sensitive. Most circuit breakers designed are programmed to cut off at 15 to 20 amperes, but it is possible to be electrocuted with 100 milliamps. That is equal to a small fraction of one.
What most people don’t seem to realize is that 100 milliamps of electricity can still hurt or even kill you or someone you love. That is why it is so important to have a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter installed.
There are two types of Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter protection:
Both the GFCI Receptacle and the GFCI Circuit Breaker will detect a few milliamps of electricity causing the breaker to turn off avoiding a potential shock hazard. Not only can both the GFCI Receptacle and the GFCI Circuit Breaker protect you from electrocution but it can also save your or someone else's life.
The first thing you can do to start protecting your family is to learn where in your home or business a GFCI should be installed. GFCIs are required in your kitchen, bathrooms, garages and all outdoor outlets. There are also certain rules that must be followed when it comes to GFCI breakers and outlets. That is where Switched Electric in Monterey can help you!
If you have questions or concerns about your electrical outlets and if they are safe, then please call today at (831) 402-4193, or you can also use our online request form.
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