Wiring - Cabling - Devices
CurrentLeak monitors branch circuits for undetected ground faults
By Anthony Capkun
November 13, 2020 – Developed by Canadian electricians (Pivotal Product Developments), CurrentLeak aims to tackle the issue of undetected ground faults in residential applications. The device is installed into the main breaker section of the electrical panel, where it monitors all of the branch circuits in the home.
A fault usually occurs during maintenance or renovation that involves a home’s electrical system, says Pivotal. The most common causes include: wiring errors; neutral-to-ground faults; load wired between phase and ground; insulation damage or degradation; defective device connected to the system. CurrentLeak analyzes the magnitude of ground-fault currents and, should they reach unacceptable limits, it will activate a warning signal.