Arc Fault Breaker Safety

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Free online program on AFCI technology

There is a free online training program designed to teach safe and effective ways to install and troubleshoot issues with arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs).

The program is available for free through Knowledge Services, UL's fast-growing training, advisory and software solutions business unit.

The course will help electrical professionals complete trouble-free installation of AFCIs and provide expert advice on finding and fixing electrical system problems that may cause AFCIs to trip. The program targets those who install electrical systems in residences whether they are single, multifamily or apartment buildings where AFCIs are a National Electrical Code (NEC) requirement.

To learn more about the free program, click here.

Flash/QuickTime Theater:

Series Arc (QuickTime movie)Parallel Arc (QuickTime movie)

     Documents, Brochures and Presentations:


Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Success Stories


AFCI Using Advanced Technology to Reduce Electrical Fires (8 page pdf)
Arc Faults and Electrical Safety (Trifold pdf)

White Papers:

The Importance of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Technology
Preventing Electrical Fires - Keeping your Family Safe
Wiring Practices & Troubleshooting with AFCIs
Real Impact of Electrical Fires
AFCIs Expanding Home Safety
NEMA Position on Compatibility between Smoke Alarms and AFCIs
Luxury vs. Safety Upgrades
Home remodeling and AFCI protection