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AFCI Arc Fault Requirements for Home Electrical Circuits

Arc Fault Outlets for the Home: The AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter is used for specific circuits as required by the NEC Code.

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NEC 210-12 AFCI Arc Fault Interrupter Circuit Requirements
Electrical Question: What is an arc fault circuit interrupter used for? Is it mainly used for smoke detectors?

This electrical question came from: Vicky, from Akeley, Minnesota.

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

Arc Fault Outlets for the Home

The Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter are used for specific  Home Electrical Circuits as required by the NEC Code

AFCI Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Requirements for Homes
The Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter is designed to turn off an electrical circuit when an arc is detected that can lead to a fire or other hazardous conditions within the range of the protection that the AFCI is able to detect. AFCI  protection  is now mentioned in the National Electrical Code and required in several areas of the home, and as adopted by your local building department or agency.

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2 Responses to “AFCI Arc Fault Requirements for Home Electrical Circuits”
  1. haitham hashim says:

    Thank you for this important topic

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