AFCI, CAFCI, DFCI and GFCI

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Here’s links to a collection of our blog posts about "AFCI, CAFCI, DFCI, and GFCI RECEPTACLES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS":

Does a septic pump or sump pump require a GFCI-receptacle?

 • What is the difference between what trips a GFCI (ground fault) receptacle and a circuit breaker?

Are Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) really necessary and worth the trouble? 

What is the code requirement for GFCI protection for receptacles near a wet bar sink?

When was GFCI-protection for kitchen dishwasher receptacle outlet first required? 

When did arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers first become required?

Does a washing machine receptacle outlet require GFCI protection?

My spa tub stopped working. What's wrong?  

How do I identify a combination AFCI (CAFCI) circuit breaker? 

What does "listed and labeled" mean for an electrical component? 

What electrical hazards does a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) NOT protect against?  

What is the difference between GFCI and AFCI circuit breakers? 

Where are GFCI receptacle outlets required?

When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required?

What happens when you press the "TEST" button on a circuit breaker in an electric panel?

What is the difference between the electric service to a mobile home and a site built home? 

Why is there a wall switch next to the furnace or indoor unit of the air conditioner in the garage?

What is a Dual Function Circuit Interrupter (DFCI)? 

How I can tell if a receptacle outlet is tamper resistant?

What is the difference between a Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (CAFCI) and an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) circuit breaker?  

What is the difference between "grounded" and "grounding" electrical conductors? 

What does it mean when a wire is "overstripped" at a circuit breaker?

Why is there a GFCI breaker in the electric panel for the bathroom shower light and exhaust fan?

What is the switch on the wall with two pushbuttons? 

How far apart should kitchen counter receptacles be spaced?  

How far above a kitchen countertop do electrical outlets have to be? 

How is it possible to provide both GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and CAFCI (Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection for kitchen and laundry circuits?

My bathroom electric receptacle/outlet is dead and there are no tripped breakers in the electric panel. What's wrong?   

My GFCI reset button is hard to push and won't reset. What's wrong?

Why do some breakers in my electric panel have a "TEST" button on them?

• Are arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breakers required in mobile/manufactured homes? 

When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in the garage?

When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in bathrooms?

 When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in the kitchen? 

When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required near bathtubs and showers?

• When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in balconies, decks, and porches? 

When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in a laundry room?

When were exterior (outdoor) receptacle outlets first required to be GFCI?

• When  were receptacle outlets near a pool first required to be GFCI? 

When were receptacle outlets in the crawlspace under a home first required to be GFCI?

When was a kitchen refrigerator receptacle outlet first required to be GFCI-protected?

• What is the spacing requirement for receptacle outlets at a kitchen island counter? 

A receptacle outlet is dead and I think I tripped a GFCI, but can't locate it. Where do I find the GFCI reset?

• Why type of circuit breaker has a red test button? 

When are the "GFCI PROTECTED" and "NO EQUIPMENT GROUND" stickers required on receptacle outlets?

• Are dining room, breakfast room, and pantry receptacles required to be GFCI protected? 

What causes a hot circuit breaker in an electrical panel?

• Why is the National Electrical Code (NEC) so hard to understand and complicated?

• Is a ceiling receptacle outlet for a garage door opener required to be GFCI protected? 

What is a "dead front GFCI" or "blank face GFCI”?

Does a garage door opener require GFCI protection by code? 

 

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