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steve [In-line GFCI]
kit:electrical_safety [2018/10/01 20:24] (current)
steve [Summary]
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-====== Safety ​Precautions ​======+====== Safety ​Devices ​======
 ===== Outdoor extension cord ===== ===== Outdoor extension cord =====
 If using an extension cord, be sure to use one that's labeled "​outdoor type" or "for outdoor use". Also, be sure that the extension cord you plan to use is in good condition. If using an extension cord, be sure to use one that's labeled "​outdoor type" or "for outdoor use". Also, be sure that the extension cord you plan to use is in good condition.
  
 ===== GFCI Protection ===== ===== GFCI Protection =====
-The most important electrical safety element is the use of //Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt// protection, ​usually called ​**GFI** or **GFCI**. There are three good GFCI options:+The most important electrical safety element is the use of //Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt// protection, ​most often seen abbreviated as **GFI** or **GFCI**. There are three good GFCI options:
  
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 ==== GFCI protected outlet ==== ==== GFCI protected outlet ====
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 ==== GFCI protected extension cord ==== ==== GFCI protected extension cord ====
-Outdoor extension cords with built-in GFCI protection are widely available. These cords usually feature a small box somewhere along the cord's length with the same "​TEST"​ and "​RESET"​ buttons as other GFCI-protected ​products.  +Outdoor extension cords with built-in GFCI protection are widely available. These cords usually feature a small box somewhere along the cord's length with the same "​TEST"​ and "​RESET"​ buttons as other GFCI-protected ​devices
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-**NOTE:** Not all outdoor extension cords are GFCI-protected. Check the label and look for the buttons.+
  
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 ==== In-line GFCI ==== ==== In-line GFCI ====
-If you already have an ordinary (non-GFCI) outdoor extension cable that you want to use, you can buy a very short extension cable with GFCI protection. To use one of these, you plug the GFCI cable into your power outlet then plug the outdoor extension cable into this in-line GFCI cable. ​+If you already have an ordinary (non-GFCI) outdoor-rated ​extension cable that you want to use, you can buy a very short extension cable that will provide ​GFCI protection. To use one of these, you'd usually ​plug the short GFCI cable into your power outlet then plug the outdoor extension cable into this in-line GFCI cable- ​ But be sure to follow the directions that come with the cable.
  
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 +====== Summary ======
 +All of these suggestions should be considered and proper safety equipment and procedures should be followed in all aspects of assembly and use of the CrowBox.
  
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