What Is the Difference between a GFCI Receptacle & a GFI Outlet?

By superadmin on 10/24/2011

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One of the most common misconceptions in the electrical world is the difference between a GFCI receptacle and a GFI outlet. There is no significant difference at all.

When discussing GFCI receptacles, common conversations use the terms GFCI ground fault circuit interrupter outlets or simply a ground fault interrupter (GFI). They are generally counted as the exact same thing.

Although this may be a confusing concept for those unfamiliar with electrical products, you cannot go wrong with either term. Though, many electricians use the term GFCI receptacle as opposed to GFI receptacle in dialogue.

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