Arc faults occur when corroded/loose connections come in consistent contact; this causes arcing/sparking between these connections. The resultant heat affects the wire’s insulation which in turn triggers an electrical wire. Many people wonder whether arcing is connected to short circuits. The answer is no; in a short circuit, a hot wire comes in contact with either a neutral/ground wire and it triggers a circuit breaker. Arcing on the other hand, doesn’t really trigger a circuit breaker at all.
If you hear any popping, buzzing or hissing sounds from electrical connections, those are signs of arcing. The best way to protect your property is to get an arc-fault interrupter (AFCI) installed; these devices are able to detect arcing faults and protect the system from their effects. If any arcing is detected, the interrupter shuts the connecting circuit down.
We at Quick Connect Electrical recommend that these devices be installed at different places in your home; you can get them fitted in a family room, bedroom, hallways, closets and all other areas that have separate circuits and circuit breakers. AFCIs shouldn’t be confused with GFCIs. The latter are needed in spaces that typically have water in them. For example, it’s a good idea to get these installed in outdoor circuits as well as in bathrooms and kitchen areas.
Some older homes don’t have grounding, and installing GFCIs is a great way to protect electrical outlets. They are able to detect potential problems in the wiring and will shut them down before these problems surface. It’s not easy for a layperson to understand these concepts and ascertain at which points they should get GFCIs or AFCIs installed. When it comes to electrical installations it’s best to hire a skilled and licensed Residential Electrician in Sydney for the job.
High Quality Electrical Services
We have been operating in this space for a number of years and provide customised services to commercial and residential customers. You only have to tell us what your requirements are and we will visit your property and provide solutions that meet your specific needs. We use the best materials and products in our work and ensure that the work is completed efficiently and professionally.
Even as we maintain very high quality standards in our work, you will find that our pricing is very reasonable. The best way to protect the electrical installations on your property is to get the right kind of devices installed. If you have noticed any signs of arcing such as popping, hissing or sizzling, call us without delay. We will send over a skilled and licensed 24 Hour Electrician in Sydney to your property to inspect the system and provide suitable solutions
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