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    Brand of AFCI question

    Hi guys,

    I know lots of people have issues with AFCI nuisance tripping so I wanted to ask; from your experience are any specific brands of load centers/breakers less sensitive or seem to have less nuisance tripping than others? (Square D, Siemens, Eaton, etc.)Are there some of you who never have a problem with AFCI? Whats the secret? From what I've heard its pretty common for even with experienced electricians but want to know about your guys experience.

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    I have always worked with SQAURE-D (Homeline) and have never-never had any issue with AFCI nuisance tripping, unless there was a ground fault.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edward View Post
    I have always worked with SQAURE-D (Homeline) and have never-never had any issue with AFCI nuisance tripping, unless there was a ground fault.

    I've heard its usually with vacuums or contractors using different types of saws. But good to know to look out for ground faults.

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    Most of the ones I've replaced because of nuisance tripping were Square D Homelines, Each time I've done so, the new one had a different color button to show it was a different generation. Each time, the new one fixed the non-existent "problem."

    That said, I'm assuming the reason Square D are my most common replacements is because they are the most popular breaker for newer homes in these parts.

    I wouldn't hazard a guess if one brand was any better than the other, but I'd want the latest generation of whichever brand I went with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
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    I wouldn't hazard a guess if one brand was any better than the other, but I'd want the latest generation of whichever brand I went with.

    Now, if the supply house will just make sure you get the newest and your competitors get the old stuff that has no problems.
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