Originally Posted By: bbadger
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While checking into a AFCI question I came across some interesting info.
There is no such thing as an AFCI tester, only AFCI indicators. ![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)
Check out this article from the IAEI, (International Association Of Electrical Inspectors)
Here is the last pargraph of the Article
The bottom line is that the test button on the AFCI is the only recognized method for testing the proper operation of the AFCI. An AFCI indicator may be a nice way to determine if a particular circuit is connected to an AFCI, but it provides no definitive answer on whether an AFCI is properly working or not.
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