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    RF trips AFCI's ?

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    Sisyphus
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    RF trips AFCI's ?

    Post by Sisyphus on Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:35 am

    I'm informed that Radio Frequencies , apparently of significant magnitude, can trip standard afci OCPD's. Mad

    The complaint hails from ham radio users &/or proximity to Ham radio owners

    Here's a 3yr old article on it>>>

    ARRL Helps Manufacturer to Resolve Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter RFI Problems

    It occurs to me that , as a service industry spark, the possibility exists that we are called for nuisance tripping of afci's , the culprit of which may be external from the afflicted residence No

    So , as some Ham's are incognito w/o visible antenna, how are we to assess the intermittent phenomenon?

    ~S~

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    Re: RF trips AFCI's ?

    Post by PAR38 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:19 am

    Thanks for the link Smile


    Crazy stuff. Here is a video where a ham radio is tripping them  Shocked









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    Re: RF trips AFCI's ?

    Post by Sisyphus on Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:59 am

    Good one 38 Smile

    So we've yet another 'signature waveform' debacle

    Yet we've , to my knowledge, no guide ,parameters to assess said waveforms

    Perhaps some oscilloscopic level guidance via the manufacturers would be in order?

    ~S~
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    Re: RF trips AFCI's ?

    Post by PAR38 on Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:52 pm

    Sisyphus wrote:Good one 38 Smile

    So we've yet another 'signature waveform' debacle

    Yet we've , to my knowledge, no guide ,parameters to assess said waveforms

    Perhaps some oscilloscopic level guidance via the manufacturers would be in order?

    ~S~


    Thanks Smile


    Question imo is: what separates dangerous arcing from dangerous arcing in terms of waveform?

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