Question about Siemens Seimens Arc Fault Breaker
We had our house re-wired and this damned thing was required by "code". Periodically, and without warning it trips. The electrician said there's nothing to be done "first generation" he said.
I'd like to swap it out. The wiring set up bothers me though. Hot in, neutral looks complicated.
It's the new 'arc fault' breaker. It's similar to a GFCI breaker only instead of monitoring current leaking for shock hazard, it looks for a arcing condition on the circuit. You can easily change this breaker out to a 'regular' circuit breaker and not sacrifice safety. Look at the panel and get the Mfg. name, like 'Square D' or ' Westinghouse', or what ever. Then go to Home Depot and get a matching amperage breaker, 20 for a 20, you know? Then turn the breaker off. Unhook the hot and the neutral wire from the breaker. Now, hook the white neutral wire to the 'neutral bus; where you see all the other white wires, pick an open hole and put it in. Tighten it up. Then put the new breaker (turn it off) in the slot where you take the arc fault breaker out. Hook the hot wire to the new breaker in. That's it!
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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