Dual Function GFCI/AFCI Ground Fault & Combination Arc Fault Circuit Breaker
The 2014 National Electric Code (NEC**) has mandated Ground Fault and Arc Fault Circuit protection on 15A and 20A kitchen and laundry circuits. General Electric's Dual Function GFCI/AFCI Ground Fault & Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (DFCI) meets these requirements. It is cost effective as you will no longer need separate AFCI and GFCI units. The features are all in one Dual Function breaker.
Dual Function Circuit Interrupters utilize both GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) technology. GFCIs detect ground faults, and are an effective means of preventing severe electrical shock. AFCIs function to de-energize the circuit when an arc fault is detected.