What is an Arc Fault Breaker?

What is an Arc Fault Breaker?

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Do you ever think about how many things we plug into our home electrical outlets these days that did not exist 20 to 30 years ago? Everything from modems, wireless routers, cell phone chargers, digital video recorders and cable boxes to mention a few are all drawing electricity from the grid through your home.

And if you think about virtually every household in America using this much electricity, it is a wonder the entire electrical grid has not failed given that a lot of the infrastructure was put in place half a century ago or more.

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