Arc fault fires: how they startVery localised phenomena can cause an electrical fire. Check out this video to learn more about different type of arc faults and how they start.
What is an Arc Fault Detection Device?
Schneider Electric AFDDs comply with IEC 62606, a new international standard covering product safety and performance.
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Where to use AFDDs?
- Arcing in extension boards.
- Damage to cables plugged into socket outlets behind furniture like bedsides or sofas.
- Damage to extension leads due to bending around corners or trapping under furniture.
- Damage to plugged cables due to temperature variation, ultraviolet rays, vibrations, humidity, and rodents in outdoor environment.
Can other protective devices replace AFDDs?
Compact and easy to install, AFDDs fit into electrical switchboards, alongside other protective equipment. They cannot be replaced by any other protective devices like miniature circuit breakers (MCBs), surge protection devices (SPDs), or residual current devices (RCDs). While these protect against specific electrical hazards, they are not designed to detect arc faults.
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