Just another reason for someone to invent a means to actually TEST breakers in the field.
Let's face it; we have no idea what's inside any breaker, or whether it will operate when needed. We have no way to determine that an older breaker has been damaged over time. We must simply take it all on faith.
Today it's breakers; not so long ago, it was fake GFCI's ... pushing the 'test' button simply shut the thing off. Some 'test!'
Add bogus AFCI breakers to the equation, and the field is ripe for a rash of fake products.
If Square D's reaction to AFCI "testers" is any indication, they will strongly oppose the development of ANY test equipment that isn't made by them.
Edited by renosteinke (04/16/08 06:29 AM)