To test your GFCI outlet, please follow these simple steps:
All your GFCI outlets need to be tested once a month to ensure that they are working properly.
The receptacles are designed to disconnect power when they detect a ground fault within the electrical path. There are a number of reasons a trip might take place such as:
According to the National Electric Code (NEC) book, GFI are required in the following locations:
To minimize electrical shock, you should have one installed in areas close to potential water exposure. For outdoor outlet installation, make sure that it is enclosed in a In-Use Cover.