Ground Fault vs Short Circuit: What is the Difference?

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A number of electrical problems can cause the same apparent symptom: a circuit that suddenly goes dead and causes lights and appliances to stop working. Two closely related situations that can cause this problem are short circuits and ground faults. There is a good deal of confusion over the precise difference between these conditions, and even professional electricians sometimes disagree on precise definitions.

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Original Article Source Credits:   The Spruce ,

Article Written By:  Timothy Thiele

Original Article Posted on:   02/26/21

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