Ground-Fault Protection in the Marina; What is it and why is it now required?




 Ground-Fault Protection in the Marina; What is it and why is it now required?






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Just about everyone is familiar with the GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter). Just look in the kitchen or the nearest bathroom. GFCIs where first required by the NEC in 1971 and they are found in many places, including on marina docks. What's relatively new is the ground-fault protection for equipment (GFPE or just GFP) required for shore power service, first required by the 2011 edition of the NEC. What is GFP and how does it work? How is it different from the GFCI? Does it provide adequate protection for individuals and other creatures in the water nearby? Is the shore power reliable where GFP is installed? This session will address these and other questions.

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