Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFI)
In-Use Covers: The Solution for Protecting Outdoor Electrical Outlets Featured Image
In North America, almost every home has an exterior receptacle for electric devices such as lawnmowers, garden tools, chargers, and BBQs. However, due to safety concerns, it is required that these receptacles be protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). This is especially important because outdoor electrical outlets near wet or moist areas can...
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Protect Your Outside Equipment Featured Image
It looks like spring may finally be here and with that, we start thinking about doing yard work. Today’s modern lawn and garden tools are powered by either 120 volt or battery power. On the outside of most homes, we normally find a 120-volt plug-in that we use for this purpose. Your biggest concern in...
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Understanding Electrical Grounding and How It Works Featured Image
Until the mid-1960s, residential electrical wiring did not include a ground wire as part of the set of conductors for new construction. Even though this system was CSA-approved at the time, it was deemed a safety concern for the residents of the home. How it works: Imagine you have an ungrounded plug-in in your bathroom,...
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