You see and use them every day, but GFCI receptacles—what we usually call “outlets” or “sockets”—actually provide more than just a place to plug in your electrical appliances and devices. GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) technology is designed specifically to instantly break an electric circuit, which could lead to serious bodily harm, electric shock or fire. Especially important in places where electricity is provided near water—such as bathrooms and kitchens—GFCI receptacles keep us safe while providing plenty of the electricity that we depend on all the time. Choose a GFCI receptacle designed specifically for outdoor use, or find one that is easily installed on a wall or baseboard. For more receptacles, shop Zoro’s selection of straight blade receptacles and locking receptacles.