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What is the most common cause of an arc fault flash?

Simple human error
Improperly configured wire connections
Overheated wiring connections
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Question: What is the most common cause of an arc fault flash?
Top Answer (28% of 25 votes): Other.

Answer: Other
Explanation: There is a number of things that can cause arcing
Roche Electric & Consulting
Answer: Other
Explanation: Vacuum cleaners are notorious. Anything with a motor as well. People yanking "on" devices out of outlets.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: Other
Explanation: if there is a load on circuit when disconnected
Electrical Services Inc.
Answer: Overheated wiring connections
Explanation: Elecricity causes wiring to expand and contract which in turn can loosen connections and cause heat which is interpreted by the breaker as a fault
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: Improperly configured wire connections
Explanation: Although arc's can happen for a number of reasons, the most common that is seen is from improper termination of wires. Using the proper wire nuts and methods to terminate the wires is very important. Be sure to read the proper uses of the materials you intend to install.
Seabreeze Electric
Answer: Overheated wiring connections
Explanation: Electric is not jock
Gacem Electric
Answer: Other
Explanation: Many causes
Stuart Brown Electrician
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