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UL Question Corner: System combination AFCI’s

 Are there any Certified (Listed) system-combination arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) for use in accordance with NEC 210.12(A)(4)? How are they identified? Yes. UL does Certify...

AFCIs – The Journey

When you think about technology leaps, ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) come to my mind as those two that have...

Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters using Advanced Technology to Reduce Electrical Fires (White...

Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are required by the National Electrical Code® (NEC) for certain electrical circuits in the home. Questions have been raised...

What’s NEW about AFCIs in the 2014 NEC?

Let’s be honest, you probably don’t want to read another article about AFCIs. But here are two good reasons why you ought to read...

AFCIs in Our States — A Standards Perspective

The story of the arc-fault circuit interrupter is an interesting one as it is technical in nature, wrapped in controversy, fueled by passion, and...

GFCI and AFCI Basics

GFCI and AFCI protection have both become fundamental safety devices in electrical systems. Understanding the basics of ground-fault protection for people, and arc-fault protection...

Expanding Home Safety with AFCIs

Smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency escape ladders—these are all proven methods for making a quick and safe escape from a fire in the home....

Understanding the Combination AFCI Expansion in NEC-2008

Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) have become a familiar technology to electrical contractors during the past decade. The first branch-feeder AFCIs debuted in the late...

AFCI Testers – Not Really

The electrical industry has always had a fascination with testers. There are testers for GFCIs, voltage drop, circuit polarity, circuit continuity and now the...

Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter Technology

Did you know that residential electrical fires, as reported by the National Fire Protection Association, causes an average of nearly 73,000 fires every year?...
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