Schneider – How Arc Fault Detection Devices Minimize Electrical Fire Threats

19,July 2017

Arc faults in low voltage electrical installations within buildings pose significant safety risks. Electric arcs in conductors and connections are not detected by existing protective devices such as circuit-breakers or residual current devices (RCDs), even though these arcs cause fires. To minimize the threat of electrical installation-related fires, electricians, contractors and building occupants need to consider deploying new Arc Fault Detection Devices (AFDD). This paper discusses new break-through in the field of electrical protection, and identifies critical application areas where AFDDs enhance safety.

How Arc Fault Detection Devices Minimize Electrical Fire Threats