I’m hoping some of you can offer some insight on how you inspect and report on AFCI breakers; not tripping and resetting them, rather, do you report their absence in certain areas of the home? As I understand it, AFCI-protected outlets are required in just about every room of the house as of 2008. Under what circumstances do you report the absence of an AFCI-protected outlet as a defect?
I am also a bit unclear about how you inspect the conductor ratings and whether they exceed the breaker ratings or not.
Lastly, I use an infrared camera to examine the distribution panel and look for overheating breakers, however I’m not clear on what temperatures dictate whether I should report a defect or not. I’ve found a table (How hot can circuit breakers get? What is the temperature of a molded case breaker?) that states that breakers - unless labeled otherwise - can reach a max temp of 212 F (100 C). That seems very high. Maybe I’m not interpreting the table correctly?
Thanks for your help!