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2020 NEC requirements for GFCI Protection

September 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The 2020 National Electrical Code has many changes and expanded use of Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter protection for various applications pertaining to residential, commercial and industrial applications. Eaton, as a leading manufacturer of GFCI protection in circuit breakers and receptacles will review the technology and theory behind GFCI operation and the NEC requirements.  This presentation will assist contractors, inspectors, electricians and designers on the selection and use of GFCI technology for the various code requirements.

Attendees can expect to learn:

  • How a GFCI operates
  • The new requirements for GFCI protection in the 2020 NEC
  • The different types of GFCI products in the market and how to select what’s best for their applications


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Kevin S. Arnold, Manager of Codes & Standards, Eaton

Kevin S. Arnold, P.E. – Manager of Codes & Standards for Eaton, is a 26+ year electrical professional. He is currently on NEC code making panel 10 and 13 as well as a STP voting member for UL 943 for Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Licensed Master Electrician and Licensed Electrical Contractor.

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David A. Smith, Codes & Standards Specialist, Eaton

David A. Smith, is the Codes & Standards Specialist for theCommercial and Residential Distribution Solutions division within Eaton.

David is responsible for supporting our Codes & Standards strategic initiatives for product and installation standards such as UL and the NEC®. He also supports our marketing efforts with the creation of industry white papers and trade publication articles.


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