Article 100 Definitions Outlet-A point on the wiring system at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment. Not by definition,but if the switch is supplying a fixture in the bedroom it would have to be on the AFCI circuit.
BTW-- Where is Little Elm?
[This message has been edited by txsparky (edited 02-10-2003).]
Re: AFCI Question#83639 02/11/0307:31 AM02/11/0307:31 AM
Following on what txsparky said, and a comment I just saw in Mike's latest newsletter, since a switch is not an outlet (definition). . .if the switch inside the bedroom is controlling only load outside the bedroom (say, the outdoor flood lighting, or the closet light), then the branch circuit the switch is in does not require AFCI protection.
thanks guys...first, the 2002 does refer to 15 and 20 amp outlets 210.12(b). Second, little elm is in the DFW 10 miles from Frisco and about 25 miles north of Dallas. Fastest growing city in texas by percentage population under 50,000. Thanks for the posts...helped me win an arguement.