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AFCI Bill Grande details what arc faults are, and how AFCIs can help prevent fires resulting from various arc faults conditions.
4-Port USB Charger Offers a ground-breaking 4.2 Amps of charging power controlled by a microprocessor, providing the ability to charge up to four high-powered electronic devices simultaneously, including multiple tablets.
NEC Recognizes AFCI Outlet Option With the introduction of arc-fault circuit-interrupting (AFCI)
receptacles, electrical contractors and their customers now have an
alternative to breaker-based solutions for providing protection against
possible arc-fault-related fires and injuries. Now the National
Electrical Code (NEC) is beginning to incorporate these devices as
alternatives to AFCI breakers in both new construction and replacement
Breakthrough in AFCI Circuit Protection The code mandated AFCI protection is expensive. A typical load panel
AFCI circuit breaker is about forty dollars. Older panels, when doing
modification work, might have to be replaced to properly seat the AFCI
breakers. So when the customer wants a receptacle added, the price could
kill any interest and his trust in the electrical contractor. New
developments can help with this problem. Leviton has developed and
introduced an Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) AFCI receptacle.
A Variety of Uses for Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors To call today’s lighting sensors simply “occupancy sensors” may be a bit
of an understatement. Today’s sensor and control technology, after all,
does more than just turn on when someone enters a room or space.
Current versions can more accurately be called “vacancy sensors” (there
is a difference) or even “amount of light use” sensors.