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Why type of circuit breaker has a red test button?
Saturday, July 13, 2019
If it looks like the one shown above, it is an older GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) breaker from the 1980s, manufactured by Square D. The breaker takes up two slots in the panel even though it is a 120 volts.
Also, see our blog posts What is the difference between what trips a GFCI (ground fault) receptacle and a circuit breaker? and Are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) really necessary and worth the trouble?
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