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    Default Thermal images of AFCI breakers

    Lately, I have found when we do a thermal scan of distribution panels in new condos, ALL of the AFCI breakers inside the panel appear as overheated...Is this normal? Most other breakers appear at normal operating temperature.

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    Default Re: Thermal images of AFCI breakers

    Quote Originally Posted by Roni Litmanovic View Post
    Lately, I have found when we do a thermal scan of distribution panels in new condos, ALL of the AFCI breakers inside the panel appear as overheated...Is this normal?
    Yes.

    AFCI breakers each have a small power supply inside them to run the computer circuits in them, that consumes power, which creates heat. It is that heat which you are seeing on the infrared camera.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: Thermal images of AFCI breakers

    Great Jerry Thanks...


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