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Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)

Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) is designed to eliminate Arc faults. Arc faults are unintended electrical arcs that may ignite combustible materials in a dwelling. AFCI is compact, easy to install and has the flexibility to address shared and mixed neutrals. AFCI meets the latest National Electrical Code requirements. 

Benefits

  • Advanced protection to help prevent personal injuries, electrical shocks, and fires
  • Plug-on neutral eliminates the need for pigtail termination
  • Provides simple to apply shared/mixed neutrals solution
  • One-inch standard breaker package frees up valuable wire bending space
  • Short pigtail version speeds installation and reduces clutter
  • Satisfies code requirement through most recent NEC update for arc fault protection
     

Features

  • Compact design
  • Trip indication window clearly identifies trip
  • LED lights flash to signal whether the breaker trip on overload, series arc or parallel arc
  • Push-button test
  • Series protection
  • Parallel protection
  • Overload protection
  • Short circuit protection
     

Applications

AFCI prevents arc faults that might arise from:

  • Damaged wires
  • Neutral leads pinched to a grounded metal box
  • Worn electrical insulation
  • Loose electrical connections
  • Shorted wires
  • Wires or cords in contact with vibrating metal
  • Overheated or stressed electrical cords and wires
  • Misapplied/damaged appliances
     

Specifications

  • 1 pole
  • 15A or 20A
  • 10kAIC or 22kAIC
  • 120/240 VAC
  • Wire Range #14-8 AWG CU/#12-8 AWG AL
     

Classifications & Certifications

  • UL listed Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters No.1699
  • UL Listed Molded Case Circuit Breakers No. 489
     

Additional Resources

AFCISafety.org: A one-stop resource for AFCI safety information distributed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)