DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Electrical (
-   -   AFCI breaker (

fullnelson 03-09-2011 04:01 PM

AFCI breaker
Just curious on what causes an AFCI breaker to trip?

<*(((>< 03-09-2011 04:05 PM

AFCI breakers detect arc faults. They have circuitry in them that can distinguish between 'regular' arc faults (i.e. when you plug or unplug an appliance from an outlet, the little arc you sometime see) and 'irregular' arc faults, those that are caused from two conductors that are arcing. This could be due to broken insulation causing the conductors to contact each other, a loose receptacle conductor, etc.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1