As of January 2002, the Canadian Electrical code requires the use of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) in all branch circuits that supply outlets in bedrooms for new residential construction. A few of the typical conditions where arc faults may start include: damaged wires, worn electrical insulation, loose electrical connections, overheated or stressed electrical cords. Detects unintended arc faults, overloads and short circuits. Patented digital computer chip technology. Exclusive Visi-Trip red indicator, Green push to test button. Requires 2 spaces in loadcentre. Familiar installation procedure: - Installation is similar to that of a ground-fault circuit interrupter
Compatible with GFCI receptacles.