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Old 05-07-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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Arc Fault question

I re-wired my house and have connected a bedroom circuit with an Arc Fault breaker, which also covers a hall light. Yesterday my son turned on the hall switch and a bulb popped and breaker tripped. I reset the breaker and all is good....except for the bulb that burned out.

Is a bulb burning out something that would / could cause and AFI breaker to trip? The circuit has been live for about 2 months with no issues, and is no where close to being overloaded (approx 800 watts on a 20 amp line).

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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Arc Fault question

I'd be willing to bet that the breaker detected the bulb failure and did it's job correctly.

I'm not really sure but those breakers are probably looking at "noise" that emits from arcs. The bulb failure can have the same effect.

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Old 05-07-2008, 06:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input
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