Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
The National Electrical Code requires GFCI protection of receptacles located outdoors and in bathrooms, garages and spa areas. This GFCI circuit breaker provides protection against overloads, short circuits and ground faults. It detects very low levels of electrical current leaks (ground faults), and acts quickly to shut off power, preventing serious shock.
Self-test functionality is a UL requirement on all GFCI devices commencing in June of 2015. This variant of the GFCI ensures its ground fault circuitry is functioning properly by automatically running diagnostic testing on a periodic basis. Should a problem be detected, the circuit breaker will trip and will need to be replaced.
When installed in a home’s load center, the GE GFCI Self-Test does everything a circuit breaker does and it helps protect people against dangerous electrical shock caused by ground faults. Whenever it detects a ground fault, it almost instantaneously shuts off power, helping to prevent an electrical shock.
Features and Benefits
- Class A 5mA Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
- Available from 15-30 Amps 1 Pole; 15-50 Amps 2 Pole
- 120 Vac or 120/240 Vac
- Wire Range #14-8 AWG CU / #12-8 AWG AL
- UL listed Molded Case Circuit Breakers No. 489
- cULus listed