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Some things are absolute. For instance, when it comes to any circuit running between the main panel in a building and a receptacle, no one wants excessive voltage drop and all the troubles that it could lead to without warning.
Code Making Panel-2 (CMP-2) recognized the need for arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) protection when it accepted proposals and accompanying substantiation for the 1999 National Electrical Code (NEC).