What is GFCI?
A GFCI -- ground fault circuit interrupter -- is a type of circuit breaker which shuts off electric power when it senses an imbalance between the outgoing and incoming current.
Why is GFCI a big deal?
One word: safety. The main purpose of a GFCI circuit breaker is to protect people from an electric shock caused when some of the current travels through a person's body due to an electrical fault such as a power surges, short circuit issues, fuse problems, and overload and thermal malfunctions. In Ionic Detox machines, this is especially important since water in a foot tub basin is always used to perform ionic detox sessions. If you accidentally drop the appliance into tub or sink full of water, the GFCI detects the interruption in current and cuts the power ... and possibly saves your life.
Test and Reset Buttons and How They Work
You'll see a Test and a Reset button on the power supply. To test the outlet, press the Reset button. The device should turn on. Then press the Test button. If the GFCI is working, the power will immediately be cut. Press Reset again, and your device should turn on again.
If the machine doesn't turn off when you press Test, you have a problem. The GFCI might be malfunctioning and it won't protect you from shocks. If this should occur, contact us for troubleshooting or for a replacement.