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Eaton/Cutler-Hammer AFCI Breaker 'issue'


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Did a 2017-era inspection with an Eaton/Cutler-Hammer load-center this week (Apr 2022).  Test-tripped the AFCIs and one 'sort of blew up' (arced, material spat out somewhat, etc). 

- I did not turn it back on, posted a note, made all the proper recommendations etc, but I'm not aware of this happening with any brand of breaker.... Thoughts??   I'm gonna go snooping-around the web for more info.. 

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5 hours ago, Rob Amaral said:

Did a 2017-era inspection with an Eaton/Cutler-Hammer load-center this week (Apr 2022).  Test-tripped the AFCIs and one 'sort of blew up' (arced, material spat out somewhat, etc). 

- I did not turn it back on, posted a note, made all the proper recommendations etc, but I'm not aware of this happening with any brand of breaker.... Thoughts??   I'm gonna go snooping-around the web for more info.. 

there are numerous documented issues with afci of differing mfr

i've provided all pix & descriptive documentation to their customer/tech support w/positive results

https://www.eaton.com/us/en-us/support/eatoncare.html

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