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    Default 3 taps Cutler Hammer

    Why would they have 3 taps on the breaker?

    Cutler-Hammer Type CHAF - One Pole Arc Fault. 15 amp.

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    Default Re: 3 taps Cutler Hammer

    Not sure what you are referring to as taps, but AFCI breakers, like GFCI breakers, have a terminal to which the hot conductors goes, a terminal to which the neutral conductor goes, and a white pigtail which goes to the neutral terminal bar.

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    Default Re: 3 taps Cutler Hammer

    Jerry they have 3 white wires in the lower back of this breaker?

    and 1 Black in the breaker?

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    Default Re: 3 taps Cutler Hammer

    See if this diagram make sense.
    From this site Arc Fault Circuit Interrupteurs AFCI

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    Default Re: 3 taps Cutler Hammer

    Ron,

    From the photo, there are two AFCI breakers side-by-side, I think the "3rd" white wire is actually to the other AFCI breaker. If not, that AFCI breaker is missing its 2nd white wire.

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    Default Re: 3 taps Cutler Hammer

    Thanks Jerry. its was hard to see back behind everything and did not want to stick my hand back in there. I have other minor issue with this panel. will let sparky look at it.

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