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kit:electrical_safety [2018/10/01 20:24] (current)
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 ===== 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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