AFCI trips from circuit next to it?


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Old 10-13-15, 10:29 AM
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AFCI trips from circuit next to it?

We have a newer home (5 years old). All the bedrooms have AFCI breakers in the service panel in the basement. There's a bathroom next to one of the AFCI protected rooms that has GFCI outlets. Almost (not every) time the wife plugs in a straightening iron in the bathroom, it trips the AFCI breaker for the bedroom. Both the bathroom and that bedroom are two different circuits in the service panel, though the breakers are right next to each other in the panel. The bathroom outlet never looses power and the GFCI never trips, but the AFCI breaker in the service panel for the bedroom is tripped, and when I reset it, the AFCI light turns on for about 3 seconds or so (and power is restored to that circuit). Does this sound "normal"?
 
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Old 10-13-15, 10:45 PM
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when I reset it, the AFCI light turns on for about 3 seconds or so (and power is restored to that circuit). Does this sound "normal"?
I would have said no.... and I'm still not sure. There is another member asking the same question right now.

As far as the curling iron...... can you plug it in first and then turn the power switch on ?
 
 

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