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Are AFCIs required by code in Canada?
If so, in what locations or under what circumstances?

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dunno,
but seeing as we in Vermont will have an AFCI for 75% of our circuits, you'll not need go far to fetch 'em.

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I've been looking around for them up here (now that I know what they look like-a GFI CB.) But I haven't found any. The last home job I did, the Elec. installed the panel and an assortment of normal CB's, so I'm assuming they aren't required (yet...).
(Sorry about putting the original post in the wrong spot!)

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In the 19th edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (presently scheduled for release January 2002)will include the requirement for AFCI's.

Rule #26-722 - Branch Circuits in Dwelling Units)will include the additional clauses (f) and (g).

(f) "Branch circuits that supply receptacles in sleeping facilities of a dwelling unit shall be protected by an arc fault circuit interrupter"

(g) "For the purposes of Paragraph (f), an arc-fault interrupter means a device intended to provide protection from the effects of arc-faults by recognizing characteristics unique to arcing and functioning to de-energize the circuit when an arc-fault is detected"


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