Gfci--afci----> lcdi

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  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Today, window/wall air conditioners and some portable heaters come with a special plug with the test and reset buttons. The literature usually refers to this as an LCDI, which I take to mean something about leakage current.

    Is this device a GFCI, and AFCI, or something different than either of those??

    Thanks,
     
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Thanks very much! Now, I have an interesting dilemma. I have a portable heater with something like that, but it is a 2-wire cord, not a 3 wire! I wonder what's up with that!
     
  5. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    I'm not sure what your dilemma is? An AFCI, GFCI, or LCDI do not require a ground to operate.
     
  6. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Just another device to give you a false sense of security.
     

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