What Residential Electrical Circuits Have to Be Arc-Fault?

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Arc faults in residential electrical wiring permit electricity to jump through the air via an electric arc to an unintended path. An arc fault can heat electric wiring to extreme temperatures that can melt conductors and ignite anything combustible nearby. Arc faults can occur from loose connections, damaged insulation, crossed wires, or pinched or overheated wires. An arc-fault circuit interrupter or AFCI is required on certain circuits to protect against electrical fires by cutting power when arc faults occur.

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Original Article Source Credits: SFGate, https://homeguides.sfgate.com/

Article Written By: Herb Kirchhoff 

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