Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) circuit breakers and receptacles
Monday, December 16, 2019
AFCI breakers were first required, but only in bedrooms, by the 1999 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). An upgraded version, called a CAFCI for Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter, became code in 2008, and the locations mandated have been expanded twice since then to include most 120-volt circuits in a home. Here’s links with answers to the questions we get about AFCI circuit protection:
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