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#1 posted 01-11-2018 09:23 PM

The new AFCI s won t just trip immediately from turning on a tool. I just replaced my panel earlier this year in my house with all AFCI s. Haven t tripped one yet despite what msinc says. Personally I think it s worth it to just install them regardless of code.

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That was not my experience in my latest shop, which was wired last year with arc fault recepticals per code. Nearly every tool I own would trip a breaker occasionally. I finally got tired of walking to the panel to reset the breakers so I had my electrician swap them out. I’ll replace them if I ever move.

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