Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter or GFCI is receptacle that, unlike other outlets, acts as a circuit breaker that immediately cuts off power in the event of current imbalance.
A GFCI is a protective outlet that is designed specifically to prevent ground-faults. Compared to the usual sockets, GFCIs have two vertical and one slightly round slots. They are usually installed in wet areas such as bathrooms and kitchens.
What is a ground-fault? Ground-fault is wan electrical path where current flows between the power source and a grounded surface. This might occur when you are exposed to damaged equipment with live electrical parts. In cases like this, current will flow from the power source and into the ground through your body. This will result in shock or electrocution.
A GFCI prevents ground-faults by constantly monitoring the flow of current. It can sense when there are changes in the current flowing to the circuit no matter how minimal it is and when it does, it immediately cuts the course of electricity to prevent damaging you and your plugged device.
Meiji offers a variety of GFCIs. One of them is the MGU 252. This GFCI provides consumers like you with 1 international socket where you can plug in your appliances and 2 USB outlets where you can plug your smartphones and music players.
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