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Arc fault circ breakers are very warm

How many arc fault circ breakers can you stack in a subpanel . We have stacked them and they fell very warm.
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Peter Tucker
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  • peter_tucker Dec 23, 2008

    the breakers are rated at 20 amps

  • CBWood Feb 04, 2009

    I am having the same warm condition. Assume a code compliant installation to the max breaker rating. Should they get warm when used as intended?

  • Allen Neal
    Allen Neal May 11, 2010

    NEED MORE INFO AMPERAGE OF BREAKERS PANEL RATING NUMBER OF BREAKERS

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    what is the difference between gold and green labels on arc faults breakers

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    what is the difference between gold and green labels on arc faults breakers

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If its a 100 amp panel only 5- 20 amp breakers, if its a 200 amp panel 10- 20amp breakers

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