User Attachable GFCI and RCD


GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt), also known as GFI (Ground Fault Interrupters) and RCD (Residual Current Device), are safety devices which shut off an electrical power circuit when it detects that current is flowing along an unintended path. One example of an unintended path is through water or a person. GFCI's are based on Kirchhoff's Current Law, stating that every point on a circuit must have exactly same current as all other points. Meaning, that if the hot line and the neutral line have different currents, the device is an abnormal condition and will trip, shutting off the circuit and stopping the flow of electricity. USER ATTACHABLE GFCI's allow you to connect the GFCI to an existing cable that has been ROJ'd (Remove Outer Jacket) and Stripped. These are commonly used to replace malfunctioning or broken GFCI's on existing equipment, or in custom engineering projects.

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Plug Head Style
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The manual reset GFCI, also known as a GFI, User Attachable Plug Head is typically used for outdoor electrical equipment and job site applications. As the name implies, manual reset GFCI's (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)  must be manually reset when they are tripped. Trip level is between 4-6 mA. User attachable GFCI's can be used to convert an existing cord into a GFCI cord by cutting off the existing plug and wiring on the GFCI plug head. Contact Us for custom GFCI Cord Sets made to your specifications. Typical applications include Tools, Power washers, Paint Sprayers, Extension Cords, Lawn & Garden Equipment and Outdoor Tools.

Voltage (Volts)120V
Indoor/OutdoorRainproof Class A
ColorBlack
Trip Level (mA)4-6 mA
Temperature Low (C)-35
Temperature High (C)66
ApprovalsUL, cUL
Reset TypeManual
AUTOMATIC RESET - User Attachable GFCI - Plug Head Style
AUTOMATIC RESET - User Attachable GFCI - Plug Head Style
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Auto Reset (Automatic Rest) GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) plug heads are used in applications such as home appliances and industrial equipment, cleaners, spas, vending machines, ticketing kiosks, change machines, and more. As the name implies, an Automatic Reset GFCI will automatically reset after being tripped once the current flowing back into the device matches the current flowing out of the device (when normal operation of the circuit has resumed). This is useful in applications where the equipment is not in use by a human, and that prolonged downtime to the equipment is potentially hazardous. User Attachable Plug Heads allow you to add GFCI protection to an existing cord by cutting off the existing plug (male) and wiring on the GFCI. Standard amperages are 8AMP, 10AMP, 13AMP and 15AMP. Standard color is black. Standard plugs are NEMA 1-15P and NEMA 5-15P.


WARNING:


Do NOT use with power tools(saws, drills, meat cutters, mixers, or similar) because of the automatic reset function. It should be used in applications that involve refrigerators/freezers or similar. 

Trip Level (mA)4-6 mA
Temperature Low (C)-35
Temperature High (C)66
ColorBlack
AUTOMATIC RESET - User Attachable - Inline GFCI
AUTOMATIC RESET - User Attachable - Inline GFCI
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Auto Reset (Automatic Reset) User Attachable Inline GFCI's (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters), also known as GFIs, are used in applications such as home appliances and industrial equipment, cleaners, spas, vending machines, ticketing kiosks, change machines, and more. As the name implies, an Automatic Reset GFCI will automatically reset after being tripped once the current flowing back into the device matches the current flowing out of the device (when normal operation of the circuit has resumed). This is useful in applications where the equipment is not in use by a human, and that prolonged downtime to the equipment is potentially hazardous. User Attachable Inline GFCI's allow you to add GFCI protection to an existing cord by cutting the cord (somewhere between the plug and the equipment) and wiring the GFCI onto the cord. Standard amperages are 8AMP, 10AMP, 13AMP and 15AMP. Standard color is black. 


WARNING:


Do NOT use with power tools(saws, drills, meat cutters, mixers, or similar) because of the automatic reset function. It should be used in applications that involve refrigerators/freezers or similar. 

120V MANUAL RESET-User Attachable GFCI- Inline Style
120V MANUAL RESET-User Attachable GFCI- Inline Style
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Manual Reset Inline GFCIs, also knows as GFIs, are typically used for outdoor electrical equipment and job site applications. As the name implies, manual reset GFCI's (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)  must be manually reset when they are tripped. This means that when power is lost, the device will not regain power until the GFCI has been reset by the operator. This is critical when operating power tools to ensure that when power is regained to the device, it does not automatically power back on, potentially cause injury or death to the operator. Trip level is between 4-6 mA. Inline User attachable GFCI's can be used to convert an existing cord into a GFCI cord by cutting the cord to the equipment, ROJing and Stripping the ends, and wiring the GFCI onto the cord. Contact Us for custom GFCI Cord Sets made to your specifications. Typical applications include Tools, Power washers, Paint Sprayers, Extension Cords, Lawn & Garden Equipment and Outdoor Tools.

Temperature Low (C)-35
Temperature High (C)66
Trip Level (mA)4-6 mA
Voltage (Volts)120V
120/240V MANUAL RESET-User Attachable GFCI- Inline Style
120/240V MANUAL RESET-User Attachable GFCI- Inline Style
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Our 120V/240V GFCI allows the GFCI to correctly function in both 120V and 240V circuits. Manual Reset Inline GFCIs, also knows as GFIs, are typically used for outdoor electrical equipment and job site applications. As the name implies, manual reset GFCI's (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters)  must be manually reset when they are tripped. This means that when power is lost, the device will not regain power until the GFCI has been reset by the operator. This is critical when operating power tools to ensure that when power is regained to the device, it does not automatically power back on, potentially cause injury or death to the operator. Trip level is between 4-6 mA. Inline User attachable GFCI's can be used to convert an existing cord into a GFCI cord by cutting the cord to the equipment, ROJing and Stripping the ends, and wiring the GFCI onto the cord. Contact Us for custom GFCI Cord Sets made to your specifications. Typical applications include Tools, Power washers, Paint Sprayers, Extension Cords, Lawn & Garden Equipment and Outdoor Tools.

Current (Amps)20 Amps
Voltage (Volts)120/240V
ApprovalsUL
Hz50/60 Hz
Indoor/OutdoorRainproof Class A
Trip Level (mA)4-6 mA
Temperature Low (C)-35
Temperature High (C)66
MANUAL RESET - User Attachable RCD - Plug Head Style
MANUAL RESET - User Attachable RCD - Plug Head Style
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MANUAL RESET - User Attachable RCD - Plug Head Style

Residual Current Device.

AUTOMATIC RESET - User Attachable RCD - Plug Head Style
AUTOMATIC RESET - User Attachable RCD - Plug Head Style
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Learn more about User Attachable GFCI and RCD

 What does a GFCI do?


To answer the question of what a GFCI actually does, it is helpful to break down the meaning of the acronym. GFCI stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter.


A Ground Fault occurs when there is a break in the low-resistance grounding path from a tool or electrical system. For those at are not electrical savvy, this means that the electricity running through the circuit is taking an alternate and unintended path to ground, most typically through the user of the equipment, also known as being electrocuted. 


A Circuit (in our case an Electrical Circuit) is a path in which electrons flow from a voltage or current source. In other terms, it is the path that the electricity takes. 


An Interrupter is something that stops, or interrupts, something from happening. In this case, it is something that stops the flow of electricity through the circuit.


Now, putting these terms together, it is simple to understand what a GFCI does. When a 'Ground Fault' is detected, the 'Interrupter' stops the flow of electricity through the 'circuit'. 


To demonstrate this using an example, we will consider a 'lazy river' (for those of you who do not know what a lazy river, it is a river setup in a loop which you float upon... lazily). During normal operation of the lazy river, water flows from the starting point, around the river, and the same amount of water arrives back at the start. However, suppose that a wall on one side of the river began to collapse, allowing water to escape and travel along an unintended path (possibly in the direction of the Tiki Bar close by ). Now, the amount of water returning to the start is less than the amount of water that left, triggering the 'interrupter' to stop the flow of water and hopefully protecting the Tiki Bar from being destroyed.