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10:58 Aug 18, 2000
English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: GFI junction box
110 volt GFI junction box with light. Unfortunately, I do not have more context. This is a list of items for an search and rescue kit.
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Portuguese translation:ver abaixo a explicação técnica
Explanation:
A seguir, uma explicação técnica detalhada a respeito do funcionamento do GFI junction box:
A 110 volt GFI junction box with light is used to provide additional outlets. Say you are outdoors and have an extension cord with
only one outlet. You plug in a short ( 1 meter) cord into the extension cord. At the other end of the short cord is a box with maybe 6 outlets. Inside the box is a GFI. This is a Ground Fault Interrupter. It consists of a sensor that surrounds the supply cord and a switch. If the sensor determines that more electricity is going into the box than is coming out it will then assume that the lost
electricity is leaking out through a person and into the ground. It will then turn off the electricity in order to protect the person.
The light is there to tell you that the box is energized and that the GFI is not tripped.

Esta explicação me foi gentilmente dada pelo sr. Bill Slugg.

Márcio
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Local time: 07:54
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Once more, thank you so much for your help.

Mercedes
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Summary of answers provided
naver abaixo a explicação técnica
M.Badra
naGFI is Ground Fault Interruptor, used in damp areas.
Luis Luis
naCaixa de Junção Aterrada
M.Badra


  

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1 hr
Caixa de Junção Aterrada


Explanation:
Entre os diversos significados que encontrei para o acrônimo GFI, o que parece mais relacionado ao item é "Ground Fault Interrupter", que se enquadra bem com "junction box". De qualquer forma, coloquei uma pergunta em um bulletim board sobre eletricidade pedindo explicações técnicas sobre GFI junction box. Se alguma alma caridosa responder, transcreverei a resposta aqui imediatamente.

Boa sorte,
Márcio


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M.Badra
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1 hr
GFI is Ground Fault Interruptor, used in damp areas.


Explanation:
Uma caixa de ligação elétrica de 110 voltos com interrupção de terra e uma luz indicadora.


Regards.

Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
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6 hrs
ver abaixo a explicação técnica


Explanation:
A seguir, uma explicação técnica detalhada a respeito do funcionamento do GFI junction box:
A 110 volt GFI junction box with light is used to provide additional outlets. Say you are outdoors and have an extension cord with
only one outlet. You plug in a short ( 1 meter) cord into the extension cord. At the other end of the short cord is a box with maybe 6 outlets. Inside the box is a GFI. This is a Ground Fault Interrupter. It consists of a sensor that surrounds the supply cord and a switch. If the sensor determines that more electricity is going into the box than is coming out it will then assume that the lost
electricity is leaking out through a person and into the ground. It will then turn off the electricity in order to protect the person.
The light is there to tell you that the box is energized and that the GFI is not tripped.

Esta explicação me foi gentilmente dada pelo sr. Bill Slugg.

Márcio

M.Badra
Brazil
Local time: 07:54
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 517
Grading comment
Once more, thank you so much for your help.

Mercedes
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