AFCI Trips (2 at same time)


Old 08-16-05, 09:32 AM
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AFCI Trips (2 at same time)

I have 2 AFCI's in my panel (not next to each other) that have been tripping mid-morning the last few days. There is nothing new on any of the outlet circuits. Both AFCI's trip together. The house is about 6 month's old with a 200 AMP service. What should I be looking for?
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Old 08-16-05, 09:46 AM
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I would call the AFCI manufacturer to see if there has been a recall. Even if not, different manufacturers have different explanations of what could be causing a false trip. Usually they blame your appliances, such as the vacuum cleaner, and tell you that you need a new vacuum cleaner.
Old 08-16-05, 10:07 AM
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Maybe the electrical companies also own the vacuum sweeper manufacturers...

On a more serious note you say mid-morning as if it is a specific time that they trip. Do you have anything on these circuits where a timer was installed recently?

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