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AFCI

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    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter. A device that detects roasting short circuits or arcing open circuits that present a fire hazard, and opens the circuit breaker of that circuit. The device is now mandated by the 2008 NEC for all 15A and 20A outlets in a new-construction residence.

    "Combination" AFCI's denote units that detect both arcing open circuits and roasting shorts.

    Not suitable for use in entertainment lighting systems or on dimmers.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009

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