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#213333 - 04/11/14 12:49 PM The elusive AFCI device??
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Today I have on my desk, a Leviton AFCI device.

AFTR1-W, 15 amp, 120 volt/20 amp, 120 volt feed thru.

Finally available at a local supply house.
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#213336 - 04/11/14 02:13 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Pictures !!!!

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#213339 - 04/11/14 02:37 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Maybe tonite when I get home.
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#213340 - 04/11/14 04:23 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Are you going to show it to your fellow inspectors, take it home and then disassemble it to see what's inside?
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#213341 - 04/11/14 07:01 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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I saw one yesterday at my 15hr review on the 2014 NEC. They can only be used in a box with 4-wires...not including grounds. Also if there is a 3-wire entering the box...it can't be installed...according to the instructions...

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#213342 - 04/11/14 07:05 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Now on January 1st 2014... according to 406.4(D)(4) of the 2011 NEC...replacements need AFCI protection or not?

What's your interpretation???

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#213343 - 04/11/14 08:15 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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#213344 - 04/11/14 08:33 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Specs claim series and parallel arc protection but they don't call it a "combination type"

Curious why that is?

The code never refers to a receptacle outlet type AFCI as combination type either?

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#213349 - 04/12/14 11:01 AM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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Electure:

No, I have no plans to disassemble it, and no plans to install it in my house. And where did you get that pic?

The other inspectors are looking at it.

I have been to both Leviton and P&S Legrand websites many, many times looking at this illusive device that is finally arrived.

I did not thoroughly read the instructions; seems like there are at least three languages in the box. Stickers to put on downstream receptacles included.

Pics forthcoming
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#213351 - 04/12/14 02:47 PM Re: The elusive AFCI device?? [Re: HotLine1]
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I've got an almost insatiable habit of taking things apart
If you'll field testing at home, all the better smile

The pic came from a Google Image search for "Mad Scientist"
It seemed to fit the scenario laugh

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