Monday, April 29, 2013

Arc Fault Breakers

Today i would like to talk about arc fault breakers they are similar to gfi but instead of tripping when they detect water,they tripp on heat.You might think that a breaker should do that.While it is true that a breaker does tripp on heat ,if it is down the line in the circuit the breaker may never see the heat.This is why they make arc fault breakers to detect faults in the whole circuit.An example of this is if you have ever pluged in a device and came back later and noticed that the plug is really hot but the circuit is still on.This is common with devices that use a lot of  electricity such as a space heater or ac unit.I hope this helps you out and explains arc fault breakers.Thanks for looking at my blog and check past post for more helpful tips.