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#11472 - 07/13/02 08:00 PM ALCI's & IDCI's  
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Crusing through the code i find this interesting commentary.
Does anyone have experience with an 'ALCI' or 'IDCI' ?
Should i take apart my wife's hairdryer?


422.41 Cord-and-Plug-Connected Appliances Subject to Immersion.
Cord-and-plug-connected portable, freestanding hydromassage units and hand-held hair dryers shall be constructed to provide protection for personnel against electrocution when immersed while in the “on” or “off” position.

Although receptacles in bathrooms of dwelling units have been required to be protected by ground-fault circuit interrupters since the 1975 edition of the Code, many receptacles in existing bathrooms are not so protected. Cord-and-plug-connected appliances such as hand-held hair dryers, curling irons, and so on, which can and have accidentally fallen into bathtubs, causing fatalities, are required to be provided with some form of protective device that is part of the appliance. Three types of protectors comply with this requirement:
(1) Appliance-leakage circuit interrupters (ALCIs)
(2) Immersion-detector circuit interrupters (IDCIs)
(3) Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs)

ALCIs de-energize the supply to the appliance when leakage current exceeds a predetermined value. IDCIs de-energize the supply when a liquid causes a conductive path between a live part and a sensor, and GFCIs de-energize the supply when the current to ground exceeds a predetermined value.


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#11473 - 07/13/02 10:29 PM Re: ALCI's & IDCI's  
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Should i take apart my wife's hairdryer?

I dare you!

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#11474 - 07/14/02 08:24 AM Re: ALCI's & IDCI's  
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More dangerous yet, threaten to move to England! You know about our bathrooms! [Linked Image]


#11475 - 07/14/02 10:20 AM Re: ALCI's & IDCI's  
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lol!, yes, apparently shaving outwieghts hair drying there!



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