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AFCI receptacles

Eaton's Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) receptacles are designed to recognize a dangerous arc in your wiring and immediately break the flow of electricity, thus preventing your electrical system from becoming an ignition source for a fire. The life-saving technology and superior design of AFCI protection, now standard in new construction has been refined over the years to also reduce unwanted nuisance tripping due to interference from electrical devices or appliances. When combined with Eaton’s GFCI technology, Eaton's arc fault receptacles provide fire and electrical safety in one device, and are also available in breakers. 

Code-compliant AFCI receptacles
help reduce the risk of fires

Core features

  • Tamper resistant (TR) receptacles feature a built-in UL listed safety shutter system
  • Protects against arc faults in wiring resulting from damaged insulation and other causes that can lead to electrical fires
  • When downstream receptacles are wired from load side, a 20 amp feed-through rating offers full protection
  • Eaton’s arc fault technology reduces unwanted nuisance tripping due to inference from devices or appliances.
  • Tri-combo head terminal and mounting screws

 

What is an arc fault?

An arc fault is an unintended arc created by current flowing through an unplanned path. Arcing creates excessive heat that can easily ignite surrounding material, such as wood framing or insulation, resulting in a hazardous fire. The 2014 National Electrical Code® allows for Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) AFCI receptacles to be installed under various conditions to provide arc fault protection.

Arc fault technology

Eaton's arc fault technology has been proven through arc fault breakers and has gone through several iterations to reduce unwanted nuisance tripping due to interference from devices or appliances. Arc fault circuit interrupters have been established as a stable technology which can be used in conjunction with various loads through the home in both AFCI breakers and AFCI receptacles.

Arc fault solution

The latest NEC® standards allow for Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) AFCI receptacles to be installed under various conditions to provide arc fault protection. Eaton's Outlet Branch Circuit (OBC) AFCI receptacles can contribute to overall homeowner safety by monitoring the electrical circuits for the presence of dangerous arcing conditions.

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Learn more about the 2014 National Electrical Code® for AFCI Protection.

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