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robbin
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reply to Hagar

Re: Why is neutral conncted to ground in the fuse box/panel?

said by Hagar:

alkizmo,
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.


Hagar

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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.

Mr Matt

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Eustis, FL
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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.