Electrical Wiring for Smoke Detectors
How a Smoke Detector Circuit is Wired – Take the mystery out of wiring smoke detectors, Smoke Detector alarms help provide the earliest warning for both fire and smoke.
Smoke Detector Circuit Wiring
Electrical Wiring: Is it permissible to hard wire a smoke detector in a residential home to the AFCI from one of the bedrooms if the detector is in the hall adjacent to the bedroom?
This electrical question came from: Jim, a Homeowner from Kingfisher, OK
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Additional Comments: Looks nice, this my first time to visit.
Thanks for your electrical question Jim.
How a Smoke Detector Circuit is Wired
- Jim, yes you can wire the smoke detectors to a AFCI circuit, in fact some areas require the smoke detectors to be on an AFCI circuit.
- Consult your building department for specific local code requirements.
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- Take the mystery out of smoke detector wiring.
- Smoke alarms provide the earliest warning of both fire and smoke.
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