|reply to Hagar |
Re: Why is neutral conncted to ground in the fuse box/panel?
said by Hagar:
Good explanation, I came from a place where there are GFI in the main panel (all breakers) so no need to connect ground to neutral to get the fuse/breaker to trip.
That is incorrect. A GFCI is not an over-current limiting device. A GFCI serves a totally different purpose than does a circuit breaker.
actions · 2012-Dec-29 4:48 pm · (locked)
Maybe it is my use/misuse of English. I did not try to say that a GFI was an over-current limiting device.
The scenario that was described by alkizmo hot current that gets into contact with a grounded item is a scenario where a GFI would trigger.
actions · 2012-Dec-29 5:05 pm · (locked)
|reply to robbin |
Unless of course the electrician installed one or more combination GFCI, Circuit Breakers. Then from the point of view of a homeowner the GFCI is a circuit breaker.
actions · 2012-Dec-30 10:09 am · (locked)