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AFCI Outlet and Circuit Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How the AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters and multiple outlets are wired together

How AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters and Outlets are Wired

Electrical Question: I understand that bedroom power outlets/plugs are now being required to have an AFCI.

This electrical question came from: Greg, a Homeowner from Edmonton, Canada.
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Additional Comments: Very nice and very informative.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Greg.

Wiring the AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters and Outlets

AFCI Circuit and Outlets
Greg, you can combine the outlets from these two rooms on the same AFCI circuit as long as the outlets will be general purpose where there will not be any large equipment loads plugged into the outlets.


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One Response to “AFCI Outlet and Circuit Wiring”
  1. Ray Erikson says:

    I have a 20 amp AFCI breaker in the main electrical box. From there 12-2 wiring goes to the living room. Does the first outlet need to be a 20 amp GFCI?