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#61405 - 01/23/06 04:54 PM Tester question
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Guys:

A multi-part quick question.....

Anyone use/have an AFCI Tester???

If so...mfg and model & rough $$$


AFCI's are not required here in NJ, but, one job has them within spec, and I have the inspections upcoming soon

Thanks,

John
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#61406 - 01/23/06 04:58 PM Re: Tester question
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John according to UL there is no such thing as an AFCI tester, only AFCI indicators.

Some of these indicators will not trip certain brands of AFCIs.
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#61407 - 01/23/06 05:00 PM Re: Tester question
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How can you put them in when they haven't been accepted by the State?
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#61408 - 01/23/06 08:24 PM Re: Tester question
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Although I have an Ideal tester with a button for AFCIs my understanding is that UL tests and approves them only by pushing the test button on the breaker.

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#61409 - 01/23/06 10:02 PM Re: Tester question
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#61410 - 01/24/06 02:38 PM Re: Tester question
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Celtic:
They are within the 'specs' for a hotel job in town.
As to NJ, they are not 'required' within the adopted NEC, but they can be installed.

John
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#61411 - 01/24/06 02:41 PM Re: Tester question
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OreElect:
Thanks for the link, it's printing now.
I'll give it to the director AM to have a PO cut.

John
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#61412 - 01/24/06 02:46 PM Re: Tester question
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Bob:
Thanks for the input. I have a info request into Siemens, and the job EC is hunting also.

Tiger:
Your tester is probably the one in the link provided by OreElect???

Celtic's query regards NJ not adopting the AFCI requirements within '02 & '05 NEC, but I have to inspect based on spec also. This is the 1st AFCI job I have encountered.

John

Thanks guys.
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#61413 - 01/24/06 02:51 PM Re: Tester question
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Celtic,

We are in New Jersey, and have been installing AFCIs when ever the customer or spec, called for them, we had a few hours of discussion, on this subject at our last CEU class.
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