GFCI that cannot be reset until wired correctly on line side and power is applied

  • US 7,889,465 B2
  • Filed: 04/07/2009
  • Issued: 02/15/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A protection device comprising:

  • line, load and user accessible face terminals;

    a latching mechanism movable between a closed state providing electrical contact between said line, load and face terminals and an open state disconnecting electrical contact between said line, load and face terminals;

    a miswiring protection circuit adapted to open-circuit when power is applied to the line terminals; and

    an initial reset prevention mechanism movable between a first position preventing said latching mechanism from being set in said closed state and a second position permitting said latching mechanism to be set in said closed state when said miswiring protection circuit is open-circuited.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×