Portable GFCI Bodies & Cords
Portable ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) bodies and cords are electrical devices used with power cords that help protect users from ground faults, which can result in electrical burns, shock, or electrocution. A ground fault is an unintentional electrical path between a power source and a grounded surface that can occur when electrical equipment is located near water, damaged, or defective. Portable GFCIs have an integrated circuit breaker that immediately turns off the power when a ground fault is detected. They are typically used in temporary power applications to provide protection when a standard GFCI receptacle is not available, such as with garden equipment (mowers, hedge trimmers) and power tools (drills, saws, sanders). Plug-in GFCIs plug directly into a wall outlet and have one or more receptacles that devices plug into. Inline GFCIs are lengths of cord with an outlet plug at one end and one more receptacles at the other end that devices plug into.