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Does the CAFI/AFI breaker detect loose electrical connections?

Published date: 30 September 2019

Loose wire connections

Product Line:
Miniature Circuit Breakers

Applies to QO and Homeline AFI/CAFI breakers

An arc-fault breaker is designed to protect the circuit from arcing type events when power is flowing. The breaker is not intended to detect loose connections, but loose connections that cause arcing type events can be detected by the breaker.

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