How to test a GFCI outlet

How to test a GFCI outlet

December 8, 2021 Off By thebolnadmin

This video will teach you how to test a GFCI outlet as well as regular outlets. We start with how to identify if the outlet is a GFCI Outlet. We will also go over a inexpensive tester for testing regular and GFCI outlets. This type of tester is a good tool for any homeowner to have. You can easily test all your outlets by simply plugging it in to each outlet. also it’s a good idea to retest anytime you suspect a problem or if you have electrical work done in your home.
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GFCI outlet Standard Outlet
The outlet on the left is a GFCI Outlet, the one on the right is a standard outlet

This tool can also be used to identify if a standard looking outlet is protected by a GFCI outlet at another location. Because standard outlets and be daisy-chained after a GFCI outlet or breaker. I will demonstrate this with a GFCI outlet and again with a GFCI breaker.

It is very important to have ALL outlets in places where you may encounter water or a damp area. Examples are Kitchens, Bath Rooms, Outdoors, Basements.

GFCI outlets are for your protection but it is up to you to be sure the are working correctly so if you want to know How to test a GFCI outlet, go here.

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