ELECTRICAL OUTLETS

Electrical outlets are located in nearly every room in every home in the U.S.  They are safety devices which prevent shock, burns, and other injuries.  Also, they help prevent fires.  

Learn a bit more about outlets including GFCIs (ground fault circuit interrupters) and ACFIs (arc fault circuit interrupters).  As a reminder, have all electrical work and repairs performed by a licensed electrician.

  1. GFCI
  2. AFCI

GFCIs are electrical safety devices that trip electrical circuits when they detect ground faults or leakage currents. A person who becomes part of a path for leakage current will be severely shocked or electrocuted. These outlets prevent deadly shock by quickly shutting off power to the circuit if the electricity flowing into the circuit differs by even a slight amount from that returning.

A GFCI should be used in any indoor or outdoor area where water may come into contact with electrical products.


How to Test an GFCI
How to Test an AFCI