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AFCI after GFCI or GFCI after AFCI

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I just completed box installation and powering it up to the first set of outlets in my shed but I am already thinking of how to improve it and make it more safe. I found a 50-amp, 2-pole, GFCI for my Siemens gen-ready panel. Before I buy it, I want to get more info on how best to do combination of GFCI
I realize that AFCI is not required in the shed but I'm still considering it - not completely sure yet. But my question is, if I do the GFCI in the house is it safe/legal to put in an AFCI in the shed panel?

I've read several threads talking about the other way - AFCI in the panel and a GFCI in the first receptacle box but I haven't found a Siemens 50-amp, 2-pole, AFCI so AFCI followed by GFCI is less appealing.
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Thanks, Arrow. That's how I'll do it - at least I will start with it. I'll order the GFCI for the house panel and one AFCI for the shed for now until I test the AFCI with my various power tools.
There are dual function GFCI/AFCI breakers available - and I don't mean combo AFCI breakers.

(I have Siemens in the house and Homeline in the shed. Yeah, I know; a pain keeping breakers straight but I have had the Homeline around for a few years.)

Alternatively, I can put an AFCI breaker with a GFCI for the first outlet but that doesn't protect the lighting-only circuits.
See. That's why I come here. :)
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