A special electrical breaker over-current protection device which detects a grounding out situation on the circuit and shuts down the circuit to protect against a shock risk. Also available as an outlet form. Generally, all outlets in a kitchen, in the garage, in bathrooms and at the exterior will be GFCI protected. It is important to note that for an outlet to be GFCI protected, it need not be an actual GFCI. A GFCI breaker in the electric panel will protect all outlets in the circuit. Installing the correct type of GFCI at the first outlet in a circuit will also protect all outlets in the circuit.