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Holiday Inn Express Newport City is a part of Resorts World Manila, the Philippines’ first integrated resort, with world-class thrills ranging from dining, shopping, gaming, cinemas, and live entertainment. Resorts World is well-known when it comes to their high-class hotels, entertainment and gaming. They have four lodging brands in the country- the luxury all-suite Maxims Hotel, five-star Marriott Hotel Manila, Holiday Inn Express and Belmont Hotel Manila. Resorts World is a joint venture with Megaworld; the largest residential developer in the country.

 

Holiday Inn Express recently purchased MGF-250 for all their rooms from Meiji Electric; the leading supplier of the best Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter in the Philippines. Their luxury all-suite Maxims Hotel and five-star Marriott Hotel Manila have also purchased GFCI: MGF-250. Resorts World Manila trusts only Meiji Electric in protecting their clients, guests and employees in line with electrical safety.

 

The best-selling GFCI MGF-250 comes with a New SELF-TEST Feature.  

 

So, what is a Self-Test GFCI Receptacle?

It is a receptacle that regularly tests the ground fault circuit interrupter function by itself, and then cuts off the power to that receptacle when the ground fault circuit interrupter function fails. The UL (Underwriters Laboratories) made it a requirement that all suppliers of GFCI should make them self-testing, effective  June 2015 in order for them to be UL listed, the revision requires periodic automatic monitoring/self-testing of the GFCI’s ability to respond to a ground fault.  According to the Standard, if the device detects a problem during auto-testing, the GFCI must either deny power to the outlet or provide a visual and/or audible indication. This is a pretty cool idea because most people don’t test their regular GFCIs often, or not at all. When a regular GFCI receptacle isn’t tested by the consumer for the ground fault circuit interrupter function, it may not be doing its job correctly, and could cause electrical shock. In short, with this Self-Test feature you don’t need to test your GFCI every month.

 

MGF250

A combination of an International and a Universal Outlet

The MGF250 has a combination of an International and a Universal Outlet unlike other traditional GFCI’s, which are usually  Duplex Parallel Flat Pin convenience outlets ( C.O.’s) with Ground. The MGF250 works on any plug without any need for bulky adaptors. The MGF250 is considered one of the best in the market since it is classified as Class A in accordance with UL943. This is because all four types of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s have a maximum 6mA sensitivity rating, unlike other GFCIs being sold in the markets which only have 15mA rating or even higher, making those other brands very dangerous for human lives  when used inappropriately.

Important in both homes and business establishments

GFCI’s are very important in both homes and business establishments, as it monitors an electrical circuit and detects even the slightest flow of electricity to a grounded item. A GFCI immediately shuts off the flow of electricity, thus protecting people from electrocution. It is particularly essential to install in areas where people could come in contact with exposed or faulty grounded items inside bathrooms and kitchens.

 

Thank you, Megaworld, Resorts World Manila and Holiday Inn Express for purchasing the MGF-250 with the new Self-Test feature from Meiji Electric; the most trusted supplier when it comes to providing innovative electrical items that protect your homes and business establishments! Call us now at 448-7423, 727-5790, 414-4012 and 413-6636 or email us at sales@meijielectric.ph for your various electrical requirements! You can also visit our showroom located at 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City.

 

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Do you know that unlike other GFCI’s, the whole family of Meiji Electric’s GFCI’s MGU252, MGF250, GF250 and LG20 are classified as Class A in accordance with UL943 as they are rated at 6mA. sensitivity rating? In other words, Meiji GFCI’s can detect as little as .006 Ampere of ground fault.  UL Standard indicates the `let go factor’ of women and children should not be more than 6mA sensitivity rating because anything above this range is where `freezing currents’ start and it may not be possible to `let go.’ Prevent these accidents and install the Meiji GFCI’s in your bathroom, garage, and other wet prone areas now.

 

Our newest addition is the MGU252, the only square GFCI with a combination of 1 international outlet and 2 USB outlets. It is designed for convenience of use with all USB-dependent gadgets and devices while protecting you in wet prone areas.

MGU-252 with UB-252

 

 

Here are some advantages of installing a Meiji MGU-252 GFCI:

  • It works on any type of plugs, no need for bulky adaptors.
  • It has 2 USB ports, 5V 2A for charging smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc.
  • It has a safety Test button, so you can check if the Ground Fault Detection feature is functioning properly.
  • It will work even without a grounding system.
  • It is accurate, reliable and user-friendly with an innovative and modern design.
  • It comes with a free Utility Box UB252 which is specially designed for the MGU252.

Electrical Code

The Electrical Code requires installing a GFCI  for all wet areas, this is necessary to avoid ground fault which happens when electricity passes through our wet body before it reaches the ground.  The GFCI is different from conventional receptacles, because in the event of a ground fault, it automatically trips, and stops the flow of electricity to your body, thus preventing serious injury.

 

Choose from our various types of GFCI’s to have that maximum electrical safety in your home and establishments! Aside from the MGU252, we also offer 3 other GFCI’s namely:

 

MGF250The MGF250– The only GFCI with a combination of 1 international outlet and 1 universal outlet. It is also classified as Class A GFCI rated at 16A, 250V with the same basic features as MGU252.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LG20,GF250WS

 

The other Class A GFCI’s are GF250 (220V) and LG20 (110V) – These have duplex parallel convenience outlets with ground both of which are also UL and CSA certified. Their load capacities are 20A which can plug in 2 devices at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call us now at 448-7423, 413-6636 or 727-5790 to avail of these items. Our main office is located at No. 1 Mabolo Street, New Manila, Quezon City. You can also visit us in your nearest Ace Hardware, Handyman and CW Home Depot Branches near you.

 

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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets are very important when the electrical outlets used are positioned close to wet areas. In other words, GFCI outlets are usually installed in bathrooms, kitchens, laundry areas, outdoors, etc, although it may also be generally used on all outlets for safety. Apart from being an effective precautionary measure in your home, the installation of GFCI outlets is actually required by law. According to the Philippine Electric Code (PEC), Article 2.15 Feeders, all homes must be equipped with GFCI protection for personnel and equipment. One reason for this is that many people get electric shocks in their homes every year.

MGF-250Meiji Electric leads the market on GFCI outlets not just from the google search box but also from the conveniences experienced by our customers. Meiji GFCI Outlet, Cat. No. MGF250, is the most efficient and effective GFCI outlet for your home and workplace. With its versatility and high-quality performance, great advantages are expected.

Shock Prevention

The most known advantage of Meiji GFCI Outlet is that it prevents shocks and electrocutions. Meiji GFCI Outlet has a built-in sensor that monitors the inflow and outflow of electricity from an appliance. For example, if a live wire inside your equipment is in contact with the metallic surface of the equipment, then, you will receive a shock if you touch this equipment. However, if the equipment is plugged into a Meiji GFCI Outlet, then the device will notice the change in electrical flow occurring as result of the loose wire, and it will quickly shut down the power. Meiji GFCI outlet can detect current imbalance as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) and stops the flow of electricity immediately. Thus, Meiji GFCI Outlets are needed for shock prevention. Although they are slightly more expensive than regular power outlets, this massive advantage makes them well worth the cost.

Prevents Damage to Equipment

Sometimes, over a period of time, equipment insulation breaks down. A certain amount of electric current begins to leak into household appliances or other electronic items. If the outer body of the equipment is not made of metal, you may not get a shock, but this constant leakage of current will damage the equipment. In fact, this leakage of electricity is one of the most common reasons why computer hard disk drives fail. With a GFCI outlet, you do not need to worry about this happening. This is because the instant the GFCI circuit detects a leak, it will shut down the circuit. This can help prevent expensive equipment and appliances from getting damaged due to electrical leaks.

Convenience

MGF250 has a power rating of 20 amperes and 250 volts with a unique combination of international and universal outlets which accepts any type of plug. It also has a safety test button to ensure that the ground fault detection feature accurately functions. On top of that, Meiji GFCI Outlets are made from polycarbonate glossy white finish that is fire retardant and brings style to your home!

 

So what are you waiting for? Install a Meiji GFCI Outlet in your home and office. Be practical in investing to your needs. Protect your equipment and your family with Meiji GFCI Outlets, after all, you wouldn’t want to risk the lives of your loved ones from deadly shocks.

With Meiji Electric, convenience and safety can be in the same category.

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Are you planning to put a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter in your home but worried that you don’t have a grounding system? And your GFCI might not work?

Well, forget all your worries because this article will explain how a GFCI will still work even without the use of a grounding system.

Most of old houses and some of the new ones might not have a grounding system, and it might cost  much and can be bothersome if they will still put one.Installing a GFCI without a grounding system doesn’t mean that the GFCI will not work. It will! Why?

Here is what DOE High Voltage Electrician Specialist has to say about this:

GFCI will work correctly without a ground wire. The GFCI is looking for the return current to come back on the neutral. If the return path of the current is any other path other than the neutral, then the GFCI will trip. “

To put it in a layman’s definition, if the current path takes any other path other than the normal return path, then that is a ground fault. Instead of following the safe path, electricity passes through a person’s body to reach the ground.  The ground path does not need to be back in the ground in order for the GFCI to work. So before it affects our bodies, the GFCI will detect as low as 0.006 amperes (6 milliamperes) and it will automatically trip.Studies show that females and children, who usually have lower body resistances, can adversely be affected by as low as 6 milliamperes of ground fault current.

meiji-gfciUsing a GFCI is enough to protect our family and our loved ones against electric shock that normally happens in the wet areas of our homes like comfort rooms, kitchens and laundry areas. In case your GFCI is not grounded, just be sure to label your GFCI with “GFCI Protected, No Equipment Ground”. But it  is highly suggested that we put a grounding system in our homes. But like what I said earlier, this might be costly.

So whether you have a ground wire in your homes or none, the GFCI can do its job. Just be sure that it is properly installed and tested. It is better to ask a professional if you are planning to install one in your home. In this way, we can be assured that our family’s safety will not be compromised.

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meiji gfciHave you ever wished to yourself,” If only I can play my Mp3 or iPod while taking a bath, dry my hair with a hair blower or use my electronic shaver inside the bathroom without any fear of electric shocks, it would be fantastic!” Wish no more because with a ground proof, Meiji GFCI, it can happen.

There are a lot of things that we want to do inside our home but afraid to because of fear of accidents. One of the most common and fatal accidents inside a home is electrocution leading to death caused by electric shock. This happens frequently in wet areas like bathroom,  laundry and kitchen. And of course, none of us want that to happen inside our own homes. So like what they always say, Prevention is better than cure, we should always put our family’s safety on top priority. You wouldn’t just want to sit there and wait until something bad happens to them, right? We want an assurance that our home is safe to live in without compromising the things we usually do.

Install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlet.

This is the best thing to do to assure the safety of your loved ones in your home. a GFCI will automatically trip or quickly stop the flow of electricity to our body in the event of a ground fault to prevent any serious injury. It prevents dangerous and life-threatening accidents as we use electrical and electronic devices while our hands are wet. There may also be times that we do not immediately notice cut and broken wires of our kitchen appliances which can be very dangerous. The operation of washing machine and other wet area equipments can also cause serious accidents if not used properly. So imagine how many house accidents will be prevented if every home uses a Meiji GFCI?

meiji-gfci

Studies show that 99% of the female and infants’ population have a “let go” limit of 6 milliamps. Meaning, higher than 6 milliamps can cause painful shock and you begin to lose muscular control. But, with Meiji’s Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, the moment ground fault reaches 6 milliamps, it will immediately trip and not reach a person’s body. It comes with 2 designs, the GF-250 for 220V and LG-20 for 110V which both have 2 parallel outlets. Meiji’s, MGF250 is the first GFCI with combination of International and Universal outlets. Surely, with Meiji’s GFCI, you can never go wrong!

So now, girls will have no worry blow-drying their hair after shower and guys can do their shaving inside the bathrooms while every mom out there can do their laundry and dishes with no worry of electric shock. But always remember that accidents happen unexpectedly. And it excuses no one. So to counterattack, we need to be double cautious inside our homes. And we can not do it alone, we need the right partners to take good care of our family and loved ones, and you can trust Meiji’s GFCI to do just the job.

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A new, most practical and unique GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) has arrived!

We would like to Introduce Meiji’s MGF250, the only and new Meiji GFCI with a combination of an International and a Universal Outlet.

MGF250

MGF250

The new Meiji GFCI comes in a pure white, sleek, clean and compact look. Unlike other traditional GFCI’s, which are almost always Duplex Parallel Flat Pin convenience outlets ( C.O.’s) with Ground, the MGF250 works on any plug without any need for messy adaptors.  It is totally safe against electric shocks and ground faults. As mentioned in top 4 reasons why we get grounded article, grounds and ground faults are  life threatening!  This is therefore a necessary item in wet places such as toilets, kitchens, laundry areas, etc.

Meiji GFCI also has a TEST button to make sure that the ground fault detection feature is working properly for your protection.  This button is very accurate, durable and reliable. This GFCI also comes in a most special modern and attractive product design protected by its sleek packaging box.

Not to worry about its installation and wiring, your Meiji GFCI is a very user-friendly item. Enclosed herewith is an ‘easy to understand’ instruction manual and A periodic test schedule guide.

Protect the your loved ones and other members of your home with the new MEIJI GFCI (MGF-250)!

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We are all afraid of being electrically grounded. Aside from the uncomfortableaquarium hobby shock we get from it, it could also cause a lot of serious injuries. Something, most of us, I believe WOULD NOT dare consider as an adventure.  I guess this is also why some people began to have a fear of wires or  tangled cords.

Well, worry no more as Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter is here to save the day. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter or better known as GFCI is an outlet   receptacle made especially to cut electricity flow whenever ground faults happen. This can be triggered by wet surfaces, open wires and other unexpected triggers. GFCI monitors  ground faults such as what may usually happen with old, recycled appliances.  Upon sensing a ground, your GFCI  will automatically trip the circuit breaker and therefore providing safety to both the user and device plugged in (i.e. hair dryer, shaver, flattening iron, etc)

poolpartyIsn’t it cool?  Since it saves you from the risk of electric shocks, it enables you to FINALLY DO SOME THINGS you were afraid of trying simply because you are afraid of possible electric shock.

The following are just some of the cool ways to use your GFCI.

  1. Setting up your own  Sound System by the Pool

    Water and wires? Not a good idea, right? But with Meiji’s  GFCI that prevents electric shocks that usually happen in wet places; you can already set up sound systems  near swimming pools. Imagine, your very own pool party!

  2. Starting the Aquarium Hobby

    Are you a marine lover? Meiji’s GFCI could surely protect you, your home and your fishes while you sleep. No need to spend on that luxurious getaway when you can have them in your own living Ground Fault Circuit Interrupterroom, or better, in your own room!

  3. Listening to Music inside your Bathroom

    If you have your own GFCI, you won’t worry about bringing your MP3 player or Ipod inside your bathroom. So you can now fully relax and enjoy a relaxing bath in your tub while listening to soothing music, a perfect way to recharge  after a stressful day at work.

  4. Adding  more Appliances in the Kitchen

    Do you need to add  more appliances in your kitchen but afraid to do so due to overload? With the help of  Meiji’s GFCI, you may live out your dream kitchen!  Did you know that Meiji’s GFCI can tap thru all your outlets so that all outlets in a particular area can have that safety feature? YES! It does. No need to worry about buying a GFCI for each wet area, just tap and connect.

Truly, with the safety GFCI offers, there is no doubt that it should be included in the Philippine Electrical Code.  Plus, we all can worry less and live more having them around. Thanks to Meiji GFCI and to the many ways it can be used, life is cooler.

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Safety is an essential attribute we secure in our home. And one major aspect of home safety revolves around electricity and our appliances. If you are familiar with fuses or circuit breakers, you might think that there is no better way of current protection. Thanks to residual-current devices or RCDs (aka GFCIresidual-current circuit breakers or RCCBs), they provide a whole new innovative level of electrical protection for us.

The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)GFCIGFCI

RCDs and RCCBs are  other names used in the United States and Canada. In our country, these are commonly known as the GFCIs or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. Some people still call them ALCIs or Appliance Leakage Current Interrupters. These devices are basically electrical wiring devices that disconnect the circuits connected to them once a substantial change or leakage current is detected. What this means is that you are sure that only regulated and correct amounts of current are flowing to your connected appliances, therefore protecting them and you against even small minute amperes of current for maximum safety and protection.

How do GFCIs Work?

It is important to note the GFCI’s operation so that we may be convinced of its importance and eventually decide to purchase it. A good bird’s eye view of these devices is that they have 3 mention-worthy parts, which are the live wire, neutral wire, and a differential transformer.  First off, once a circuit or appliance is connected to a GFCI’s live wire, the current flowing through the live wire will have a return flow via the neutral wire. Then, a differential transformer will come into play by detecting a current change between the live and neutral wire, if any; and even a few amperes of 5-30 milliamperes of change or leak in current will cause the GFCI to open up its connections within as quickly as 1/30 of a second with the connected appliance and the outlet to prevent possible electrical hazards. This means that we are sure that even the smallest amount of currents will safely go to Earth ground instead of landing on our appliances or worse to our own bodies.

GFCI and the National Electric Code

The National Electric Code is the electrical safety standards body of the United States, and we formerly adopted it as our own standard. But soon after, our government decided to finally have our very own Philippine Electric Code (PEC) to better suit the requirements of  our country. The PEC contains vast amounts of electrical standards and safety procedures, and one of them is the inclusion of the GFCI, that each Filipino household should install this electrical technology for safety.

The primary reason for having a GFCI is to ensure that a ground fault will NOT be absorbed by a human being. This is because even 5ma can lead to shock and injuries as per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. GFCIs can dissipate even 5ma as we have mentioned so anything above that threshold will also be eliminated. Not to mention that all our appliances too will be surge protected, thus eliminating chances of fires caused by current leaks. Even small leakage currents can lead to death so no wonder the PEC required us to have GFCIs.

Meiji GFCI

If you are looking for maximum electrical safety via using GFCIs, then look no further as Meiji has 2 GFCI models to choose from! The GF-250 (220V) and the LG-20 (110V), both of which are UL and CSA certified for that safety and quality assurance.

Both models are very convenient to use as they can be installed as ordinary wall outlets, so that you can EASILY plug-in your appliances without hassle. They are in duplex form with a load capacity of 20 amperes which are enough to plug in 2 apparatuses at the same time. They are also made of high quality polycarbonate glossy white materials that are cost efficienct and bring aesthetics to your home!

So if you are looking to protect you and your family, look no further and get Meiji GFCIs, install them around the house and for sure you can have that peace of mind that no electrical hazards will threaten you and your home!

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Ground Fault Circuit Interupter GFCIInstalling and Testing a GFCI Receptacle

CAUTION:

-To prevent sever shock and electrocution, always turn the power OFF at the service panel before working with wiring.

-Use the GFCI receptacle with copper or copper-clad wire. Do not use it with aluminum wire.

-Do not install this GFCI receptacle on a circuit that powers life-support equipment because if the GFCI trips it will shut down the equipment.

-For installation in wet locations, protect the GFCI receptacle with a weatherproof cover that will keep both the receptacle and any plugs dry.

-Must be installed in accordance with national and local electrical codes.

 

WHAT IS A GFCI?

-A GFCI receptacle is different from conventional receptacles. In the event of a ground fault, a GFCI will trip and quickly stop the flow of electricity to prevent serious injury.

-Definition of a ground fault: Instead of following its normal safe path, electricity passes through a person’s body to reach the ground. For example, a defective appliance can cause a ground fault.

-A GFCI receptacle does NOT protect against circuit overloads, short circuits, or shocks. For example,you can still be shocked if you touch bare wires while standing on a non-conducting surface, such as a wood floor.

 

SHOULD YOU INSTALL IT?

-Installing a GFCI receptacle can be more complicated than installing a conventional receptacle.

Make sure that you:

-Understand basic wiring principles and techniques.

-Can interpret wiring diagrams.

-Are prepared to take a few minutes to test your work, making sure that you have wired the GFCI receptacle correctly.

 

LINE vs. LOAD

A cable consists of two wires.

1. LINE CABLE:

Delivers power from the service panel (breaker panel or fuse box) to the GFCI. If there is only one cable entering the electrical box, it is the LINE cable. This should be connected to the GFCI’s LINE terminals only.

2. LOAD CABLE:

-Delivers power from the GFCI to another receptacle in the circuit. This cable should be connected to the GFCI’s LOAD terminals only. The LOAD terminals are under the yellow sticker. Do not remove the sticker at this time.

 

TURN THE POWER OFF

-Plug an electrical device, such as a lamp or radio, into the receptacle on which you are working. Turn the lamp or radio on. Then, go to the service panel. Find the breaker or fuse that protects the receptacle. Place the breaker in the OFF position or completely remove the fuse. The lamp or radio should turn OFF.

-Next, plug in and turn ON the lamp or radio at the receptacle’s other outlet to make sure the power is OFF at both outlets. If the power is not OFF, stop work and call an electrician to complete the installation.

 

IDENTIFY CABLES/WIRES

Important:

Do not install the GFCI receptacle in an electrical box containing (a) more than 4 wires (not including the grounding wires) or (b) cables with more than two wires (not including the grounding wire). Contact a qualified electrician if either (a) or (b) is true.

If you are replacing an old receptacle, pull it out of the electrical box without disconnecting the wires.

If you see one cable (2-3 wires), it is the LINE cable. The receptacle is probably in position C (see diagram to the right). Remove the receptacle and go to step 7A.

If you see two cables (4-6 wires), the receptacle is probably in position A or B (see diagram to the right). Follow steps a-e of the procedure to the right.

Procedure:

(a) Detach one cable’s white and hot wires from the receptacle and cap each one separately with a wire connector. make sure that they are from the same connector.

(b) Re-install the receptacle in the electrical box, attach the faceplate, then turn the power ON at the service panel.

(c) Determine if power is flowing to the receptacle. If so the capped wires are the LOAD wires. If not, the capped wires are the LINE wires.

(d) Turn the power OFF at the service panel, label the LINE and LOAD wires, then remove the receptacle.

(e) Go to step 7B.

 

CONNECT THE WIRES (choose A or B) …only after reading other side completely.

A: One cable (2 or 3 wires) entering the box

GFCI Front View

Connect the LINE cable to the LINE terminals:

-The white wire connects to the White terminal. (Silver)

-The black wire connects to the Hot terminal. (Brass)

Connect the grounding wire (only if there is a grounding wire):

-For a box with no grounding terminal (diagram not shown): Connect the LINE cable’s bare copper (or green) wire directly to the grounding terminal on the GFCI receptacle.

-For a box with a grounding terminal (diagrams are shown above): Connect a 6-inch bare copper (or green) 12 or 14 AWG wire to the grounding terminal on the GFCI. Also connect a similar wire to the grounding terminal on the box. Connect the end of these wires to the LINE cable’s bare copper (or green) wire using a wire connector. If these wires a re already in place, check the connections.

Complete the installation:

-Fold the wires into the box, keeping the grounding wire away from the White and Hot terminals. Screw the receptacle to the box and attach the receptacle.

-Go to Step 8.

 

OR

 

B: Two cables (4 or 6 wires) entering the box.

GFCI Back View

GFCI Back View

Connect the LINE cable wires to the LINE terminals:

The white wire connects to the White terminal (Silver).

-The black wire connects to the Hot terminal (Brass).

Connect the LOAD cable wires to LOAD terminals:

-Remove the yellow sticker to reveal the LOAD terminals.

The white wire connects to the White terminal (Silver).

-The black wire connects to the Hot terminal (Brass).

Connect the grounding wires as shown above (only if there is a grounding wire):

-Connect a 6-inch bare copper (or green) 12 or 14 AWG wire to the grounding terminal on the GFCI. If the box has a grounding terminal, also connect a similar wire to the grounding terminal on the box. Connect the ends of these wires to the LINE and LOAD cable’s bare copper (or green) wire using a wire connector. If these wires are already in place, check the connections.

Complete the installation:

-Fold the wires into the box, keeping the grounding wire away from the White and Hot terminals. Screw the receptacle to the box and attach the faceplate.

-Go to Step 8.

 

TEST YOUR WORK

Why perform this test?

-If you ‘miswired’ the GFCi it may not prevent personal injury or death due to a ground fault (electrical shock).

-If you mistakenly connect the LINE wires to the LOAD terminals, the GFCI will still operate like an ordinary receptacle, but it will not interrupt a ground fault.

Procedure:

(a) Turn the power ON at the service panel. Press the RESET button fully. Plug a lamp or radio into the GFCI (and leave it plugged-in) to verify that the power is ON. If there is no power, go to Troubleshooting.

(b) Press the blue TEST button in order to trip the device. This should stop the flow of electricity, making the radio or lamp shut OFF. Note that the red RESET button will pop-out. If the power stays ON, go to Troubleshooting. If the power goes OFF, you have installed the GFCI receptacle correctly. To restore power, press the RESET button.

(c) If you installed your GFCI using step 7B, plug a lamp or radio into surrounding receptacles to see which one(s), in addition to the GFCI, lost power when you pressed the TEST button. Do not plug life saving devices into any receptacles that lost power. Place a “GFCI Protected” sticker on every receptacle that lost power.

(d) Press the TEST button (then RESET button) every month to assure proper operation.

 

TROUBLESHOOTING:

Turn the power OFF and check the wire connections against the appropriate wiring diagrams in step 7A or 7B. Make sure that there are no loose wires or loose connections. Also, it is possible that you have reversed the LINE and LOAD connections. LINE/LOAD reversal will be indicated by power remaining ON at the GFCI after you press the GFCI’s TEST button. Reverse the LINE and LOAD connections if necessary. Start the test from the beginning of step 8 if you rewired any connections to the GFCI.

 

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