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Old 05-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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AFCI Breakers not working - inverter power


We have an off grid solar power system at our cottage. A Xantrex 2424 inverter convets 24vdc power to 120 vac modified sine wave power for household use. The 120 v feed into a standard panel. The panel is earthec to two ground rods driven about 18 feet apart. There are AFCIs for the bedrooms per Ontario code. The breakers are not on any recall lisr.
When I push the test buttons, neither breaker trips. They are installed per manufacturers instructions.
Any ideas on why they don't work?
Could the modified sine wave power be the problem?

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Is the neutral from the circuit landed on the breaker?

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Is the neutral from the circuit landed on the breaker?
Yes, and the multi strand wire from the breaker goes to the neutral bus bar.
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