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    Default Gfci--afci----> lcdi

    Today, window/wall air conditioners and some portable heaters come with a special plug with the test and reset buttons. The literature usually refers to this as an LCDI, which I take to mean something about leakage current.

    Is this device a GFCI, and AFCI, or something different than either of those??

    Thanks,

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    Leaking Current Detection Interrupter http://www.appliancemagazine.com/new...ne=204&first=1
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    Thanks very much! Now, I have an interesting dilemma. I have a portable heater with something like that, but it is a 2-wire cord, not a 3 wire! I wonder what's up with that!

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    I'm not sure what your dilemma is? An AFCI, GFCI, or LCDI do not require a ground to operate.

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    Just another device to give you a false sense of security.
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