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#26819 - 06/23/03 04:43 AM Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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Registered: 07/29/01
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A bedroom ceiling fan is causing a AFCI to trip. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

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#26820 - 06/23/03 06:49 AM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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Registered: 03/13/02
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Loc: White Plains, NY
Winding failure? Never had this happen, but it was a guess.
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#26821 - 06/23/03 07:42 AM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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Registered: 10/07/00
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Frank,

Not much help, but I have heard this same question before. Maybe some searching through AFCI posts would find something.

Bill

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#26822 - 06/23/03 10:27 AM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
Frank Cinker Offline
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I forgot to mention that the fan works fine when fed from a non-AFCI circuit breaker.

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#26823 - 06/23/03 02:32 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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Registered: 05/25/02
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I was wondering if any arching due to reversing a fan while it is running the other way would trip an arcfault. Does it arc?

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#26824 - 06/23/03 03:16 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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Registered: 08/11/01
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The AFCI incorporates GFI protection as well, doesn't it? Maybe it's just a ground leakage problem.

Have you tried running it from a regular GFI breaker?

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#26825 - 06/23/03 03:28 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
Bill Addiss Offline
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How about the Capacitor on the motor?
Could that be causing a problem?
Are there any Brushes?

Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 06-23-2003).]

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#26826 - 06/23/03 04:08 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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Registered: 02/18/03
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Is this P fan on a speed control? This could be a possibility. Have not run across this problem yet.
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#26827 - 06/23/03 04:38 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
Frank Cinker Offline
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I'm inquiring for another individual at work. I'll get more information at the office tomorrow morning

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#26828 - 06/24/03 03:42 AM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
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I vote capacitor......

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