The Proper Use of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI)
Kevin A. Mussmacher, P.E.
This 2-hour online
course gives the rules, regulations and guidelines used to determine when it
is required to use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) and how to properly
employ them. It will also introduce the student to breaking developments in
power controller and circuit breaker technology.
This course includes
a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding
of the course materials.
the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This course is
intended for Architects, Engineers and other professionals involved in the specification
and installation of circuit protection devices for residential and commercial
This online course gives the rules, regulations and guidelines used to determine when it is required to use Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) and how to properly employ them. The course is divided into five (5) sections as listed below:
Section 1 - What
is an AFCI?
Section 2 - Why do we need AFCIs?
Section 3 - The new National Electrical Code Requirements for AFCIs
Section 4 - Arc Fault Theory
Section 5 - Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) Type and Performance
Section 6 - Links and References
The course content is in the following PDF file:
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