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shogy 10-17-2009 01:22 PM

Arcfault GFCI breaker tripping
 
I have a brand new Square D QO Arcfault GFCI breaker that kicks when I try to run my jigsaw. My plugin tester shows it is wired OK. Any suggestions?

Scuba_Dave 10-17-2009 01:31 PM

Most likely the Arc fault is false tripping
Does the jigsaw work on a non-AFCI breaker?
Does everything else work on the AFCI circuit?

shogy 10-17-2009 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 341955)
Most likely the Arc fault is false tripping
Does the jigsaw work on a non-AFCI breaker?
Does everything else work on the AFCI circuit?

Jigsaw works fine elsewhere. I only have one other exterior outlet on the circuit with nothing plugged in to it. My plugin tester shows it is also wired correctly. I ahve heard of problems with these new Arcfault breakers kickingtoo easily. Any suggestions? Thanks!

williswires 10-17-2009 02:03 PM

Is it an Arc-Fault or a GFCI? It's not both. For Sq-D, its an xx-AFI or xx-GFI breaker.

shogy 10-17-2009 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by williswires (Post 341970)
Is it an Arc-Fault or a GFCI? It's not both. For Sq-D, its an xx-AFI or xx-GFI breaker.

I found the problem. My error. Thanks for your help! :)


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