Why GFCIs with “Ground Check” Are the Future of Electrical Safety

New technology blends a ground-fault circuit interrupter’s (GFCI’s) fast reaction time with proactive ground monitoring technology, which ensures a safe and reliable ground-fault path. This new pre-emptive approach originated from the special-purpose GFCI (SPGFCI) standard, but it is time to apply it to Class-A GFCIs.

1 PDH credit is offered for this webinar.

Wednesday, May 31 - 11:00 AM CST

You Will Learn:

This presentation will provide an overview of GFCIs and SPGFCIs and explain why adding a proactive ground monitoring feature to GFCIs is the next step in advancing electrical safety.

  • ​​​​​​​The differences in protection between GFCIs and SPGFCIs and the significance of the equipment ground conductor

  • When each type of protection must be applied according to the latest 2023 National Electrical Code

  • The importance of choosing the right protection for your specific application

Webinar Presenters

  • Mark Pollock

    Mark participates in a variety of standards working groups with UL, CSA, IEC, IEEE, Standards Australia, and others. Mark holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

  • Tim Piemonte

    Tim is the vertical market manager for electrical safety at Littelfuse. He serves as a subject matter expert for personnel and equipment protection for shock and arc-flash hazards. Tim has over 12 years of experience in the electrical industry, including six years of field service and power-system analysis at GE, where he primarily focused on commercial and industrial power distribution. He is a member of IEEE, IAEI, NFPA, and received a BS in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010.

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