GROUND FAULT PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE

A ground fault circuit interrupter is a device whose function is to interrupt the electric circuit to the load when a fault current to ground exceeds some pre-determined value that is less than that required to operate the overcurrent protective device of the supply circuit. This paper discusses this type device as applied to the protection of personnel with regard to the history of development and present requirements, available equipment, installation, possible problems and the future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at IEEE Annual Meeting of Industrial Applications Society, Milwaukee, Wis., October 8-11, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Dutton, J E
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Accession Number: 00072733
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 73 CHO 763-31A Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM