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Timothy Miller
Re: NEC Question

Speaking of .....
I shake my head when seeing power bars stuffed with cords even with power bars feeding other power bars stuffed with cords.

I remember as a young lad the public service ads warning of the nasty electrical " octopus " showing cords crammed into the old cheaters being a fire hazard ---- which they are.
But yet today there isn't a second thought of having power bars strewn about every home crammed with cords ---- me thinks same animal just different shape and color. :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

Is this ^ why Arc fault interrupters now going into bedrooms and living rooms....

canuk
Re: NEC Question
Timothy Miller wrote:

Is this ^ why Arc fault interrupters now going into bedrooms and living rooms....

Not really they are more for nicks or cuts in wires or say an extension cord that might arc. The arc flash is a possible fire hazard and something that an ordinary breaker won't detect. The arc may not create a large enough surge or long enough to trip an ordinary breaker.

Ernie_Fergler
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canuk wrote:

Not really they are more for nicks or cuts in wires or say an extension cord that might arc. The arc flash is a possible fire hazard and something that an ordinary breaker won't detect. The arc may not create a large enough surge or long enough to trip an ordinary breaker.

They [AFCIs] sure can play havoc on chop saws with worn brushs during remodeling jobs as well.:D

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