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Mike McManus

Mike McManus is residential product manager for Pass and Seymour/Legrand. He has been with the company for five years.


AFCIS: Emerging Technology Solutions for Fires Resulting from Electrical Arcing

Code Making Panel 2 recognized the need for arc-fault circuit-interrupter (AFCI) protection when it accepted proposals and accompanying substantiation for the 1999 National Electric Code. Now, as the January 1, 2002, implementation of AFCI requirements in Section 210-12 of the 1999 NEC rapidly approaches, the technology and level of protection provided by various types of AFCIs are progressing rapidly as well.