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Compatibility between Smoke Alarms and Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters


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Document ID: 100779
NEMA ABP 11-2016   [DOWNLOAD]   [BUY]

Explains that arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) provide increased fire protection for the electrical installation. There is no evidence that the circuit supplying smoke alarms should be exempt from these increased protection requirements. Power supply reliability for smoke alarms is not impacted by the installation of an AFCI.


Published Date: Mar.4.2016
Number of pages: 8
Document ID: 100779

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