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September 23, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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What is an Arc Fault Circuit Breaker

What is an Arc Fault Circuit Breaker? Latest NEC Updates Explained

Arc fault circuit breakers (AFCI) may still seem new to homeowners who haven’t dealt with electrical codes in a while. They’re the result of research in the industry on how home fires start and what might prevent them. Some studies reveal that electrical wiring issues account for over 150 home fires across the United States […]

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What is a GFCI Outlet and Where Do They Go?

Part of what Pros run into involves answering questions for homeowners. Here’s a question that comes up quite a bit: What is a GFCI outlet and where do they go? (or why do we need them?) We grabbed a couple of our resident Pros to help answer this question. We also dive into why you need […]

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Wiring a GFCI Outlet with Diagrams

Almost everyone has heard of a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter). These devices precisely monitor the balance of electrical current moving through a circuit and immediately cut off the electricity when a short occurs. For more on the basics of a GFCI see our article on Ground Fault Interrupter Circuits. Wiring a GFCI may vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer, but for the most part they follow the same general principles. We’ll try to simply and succinctly outline those below so that you understand how to correctly connect a GFCI into your electrical circuit and provide protection for an outlet or series of outlets and fixtures.

Klein AFCI/GFCI Outlet Tester and Fault Simulator Model RT310

The Klein Tools AFCI/GFCI Outlet Tester is a diagnostic and safety tool that’s indispensable to service electricians, home inspectors, and maintenance Pros. What makes it unique? It not only detects wiring faults, but it also simulates arc and ground fault conditions with patent-pending technology. Get charged up to learn all about it below. Pros Detects […]

Klein Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI Outlet Tester

Klein ET310 Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI Outlet Tester

The Klein ET310 Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI Outlet Tester conveniently combines two critical diagnostic tools into one. I’m using it while adding outlets and fixtures in a retail store. Combine it with the new Klein Tools Voltage Tester ET45 and you’ve got a powerful circuit tracing and testing duo. Pros Easy-to-use and accurate locator […]

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Southwire Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI

Southwire Circuit Breaker Finder with GFCI

Electricians know each time they open a service panel that the circuit breaker directory on the inside of the door is legible and accurate. Service work can begin right away without having to trace circuits to breakers. Time doesn’t need to be wasted walking back and forth from the service panel to the light or […]