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Author Topic: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI's)  (Read 539595 times)
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« Reply #630 on: May 06, 2016, 01:16:19 PM »

I'll be giving a presentation on AFCIs at the Duke City Hamfest in Albuqueque somewhere around the 12-14th of August.  Hopefully somebody will learn something. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #631 on: May 23, 2016, 06:27:45 AM »

I just had an interesting experience at our Ham Club meeting on Saturday.  I was asked to make a few comments on the AFCI problem and a new guy stood up and said he had experienced the problem at his apartment and couldn't figure out what caused it (other than his transmitting).  Just shows how this hasn't been spread around very well.  Fortunately, he moved to an area that is older.
I haven't heard back from the ARRL about my request to republish the AFCI problem in QST.  Hope they do.
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« Reply #632 on: May 23, 2016, 08:11:10 AM »

The ARRL has a new CEO now, so maybe we need to enlighten him as to the League's "sticking their head in the sand" on this issue.  He may be more receptive than the previous administration.

Terry, W4TL
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« Reply #633 on: May 23, 2016, 11:01:09 AM »

I went into Home Depot yesterday,  Eaton AFCIs "bad actors" on the shelf.
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« Reply #634 on: May 23, 2016, 04:07:30 PM »

Terry, they're tired of hearing from me.  Why don't you give it a try?
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« Reply #635 on: May 25, 2016, 07:50:26 AM »

QST - August 2014 (Page 55)
   
... my arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) circuit breakers for other rooms ...

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/arrl/qst_201408/index.php?startid=55

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QST - February 2014 (Page 83)
   
... an arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) breaker manufacturer to resolve complaints ...

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/arrl/qst_201402/index.php?startid=83

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QST - April 2015 (Page 24)
   
... me to get three replacement AFCI circuit breakers. I think a ...

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/arrl/qst_201504/index.php?startid=24

Result 4 :
QST - February 2014 (Page 84)
   
... Joe Carcia, NJ1Q, with the AFCI test stand. [Mike Gruber, W1MG ...

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/arrl/qst_201402/index.php?startid=84

A search on "AFCI" from a digital QST should bring up links to these recently published articles.

   On May 27th I got my first complaint about the new full text search in the digital QST--the
   search on "echolink"  returned so many hits that he found it useless!  But, you can still use the
   old article archive search functions to look for newly published articles.
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« Reply #636 on: May 25, 2016, 03:43:02 PM »

 :DMy neighbor down the street just called to tell me that the electricians are coming by tomorrow to install new AFCIs.  Hope they are the right ones.  I intend to run a test after they are installed.
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« Reply #637 on: May 26, 2016, 04:03:27 PM »

Hooray!! The last of the offending AFCIs replaced today.  Clean test on 17M.  Marked BRCF115HAM,
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Don't know if that is any different than the other HAM breakers.  Still haven't learned how to put a picture on here. Huh
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« Reply #638 on: Yesterday at 07:37:42 AM »

I think that you can now post pictures on QRZ.com.  I think this site only allows links--to post pictures here you need to host the pictures on another site and link to it.

Zack W1VT
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