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#26819 - 06/23/03 07:43 AM Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  
Frank Cinker  Offline
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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 09:49 AM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  
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Winding failure? Never had this happen, but it was a guess.


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#26821 - 06/23/03 10:42 AM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  
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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


#26822 - 06/23/03 01:27 PM 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.


#26823 - 06/23/03 05:32 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  
elektrikguy  Offline
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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?


#26824 - 06/23/03 06:16 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  
pauluk  Offline
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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?


#26825 - 06/23/03 06:28 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).]


#26826 - 06/23/03 07:08 PM Re: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter  
zapped208  Offline
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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 07:38 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


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


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