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#103525 - 09/15/02 06:44 AM IAEI AFCI Troubleshooting
Joe Tedesco Offline

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AFCI Troubleshooting

by Dan Prater

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 02-05-2003).]
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#103526 - 09/15/02 08:20 AM Re: IAEI AFCI Troubleshooting
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
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Consider a damaged NM cable that develops a parallel or series arc. The bare equipment ground in between the conductors involved should receive sufficient leakage current to clear the arc long before the arc is at the threshold needed for the arc-fault detection circuit.

and it works how without this?

#103527 - 09/28/02 10:55 AM Re: IAEI AFCI Troubleshooting
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Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 1508
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
30 mA RCD (GFI) testers are standard here, since 30 mA RCD:s are the norm. I'm on the other side of the pond... Perhaps Europeans are less sensitive to electricity


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