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Thread: GFI, not GFCI

  1. #11
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    Dec 2006
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Okay but they are still calling it an equipment gfi. I have never heard it called that.. the nec does not use that term either.
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  2. #12
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    Dec 2007
    NE Nebraska
    Quote Originally Posted by beanland View Post
    In general, we agree GFCI is for personnel protection at 6mA.

    Ground-fault protection (GFP) is the general term for what is used on services, feeders, branches over 1000A. The setting can be up to 1200A.

    But, how do we distinguish that from 30mA or 100mA ground-fault interruption used for equipment protection. Right or not, Square D and Siemens refer to them as GFI.

    But, has anyone else installed them?
    Square D calls the 30mA verion "EPD" and the 100mA version "EPE".

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  3. #13
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    Jun 2003
    Hawthorne, New York NEC: 2014
    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    In europe they call the gfci an rcd- residual current device. I don't believe they would call it a gfci or gfi
    Ok, maybe it was Japan since they are all Japanese manufactured. Just going from rusty memory here.

    Why would we require a GFI on split system indoor units?


  4. #14
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    Mar 2003
    GFCI ,GFPE, LCDI, RCD, AFCI, the list goes on....


  5. #15
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    Jun 2004
    Cherry Valley NY, Seattle, WA
    Quote Originally Posted by romex jockey View Post
    GFCI ,GFPE, LCDI, RCD, AFCI, the list goes on....

    Had a client who wanted me to put in some "GAF's" lol.
    Ethan Brush - East West Electric. NY, WA. MA

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