Arc Fault (AFCI) Protection in your Home
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) are required by the National Electrical Code for certain electrical circuits in the home.
AFCI protection is designed to help prevent electrical fires that can be caused by potentially dangerous arc-faults in an electrical circuit. An arc-fault is an unintentional arcing condition that occurs in an electrical circuit. Arcing can create high intensity heat, which may over time ignite surrounding material such as wood framing or insulation. Arcing may be caused by damaged wires behind a wall or damaged cords that are plugged into an outlet.
Common Unseen Arc Fault situations:
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