AFCI and GFCI Electrical Circuit Breakers
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Electrical Wiring when using AFCI and GFCI Circuit Breakers: Is a AFCI and GFCI circuit breaker made in the same circuit breaker?
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Combination AFCI and GFCI Circuit Breaker
- After reading about the arc fault breakers and knowing about the ground fault breakers for some time.
- I was wondering if the NEC, National Electrical Code, would be pushing manufacturers to create both AFCI and GFCI circuit protection in the same breaker?
- Do you see this happening in the near future ?
This home electrical question came from: Jeffrey, a Homeowner from Flower Mound, Texas.
Additional Comments: Very worthwhile compilation of experience and know how.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jeffrey.
AFCI and GFCI Circuit Breakers
Actually your right on target. A combo AFCI and GFCI circuit breaker was already developed a few years ago but due to problems the item was taken off the market, I’m sure a replacement will be available soon.
AFCI and GFCI – Now You Have Options for Electrical Wiring
AFCI – Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
- AFCI protection is available as a Circuit Breaker
- AFCI may also be installed in the first receptacle location, and when wired correctly will protect the rest of the outlets on the circuit.
GFCI – Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
- GFCI protection is available as a Circuit Breaker
- GFCI may also be installed in the first receptacle location, and when wired correctly will protect the rest of the outlets on the circuit.
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