We are Day Rd. Electric
Day Rd Electric is a full service residential electrical contractor serving Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap. When you call on Day Rd Electric you can be sure that you will have an experienced licensed electrician on your project. Feel free to call any time to discuss your project with a licensed electrician.
Specializing in residential
- 5 electricians with over 90 years combined experience
- Warehouse on Day Rd., Bainbridge Island
- Over 500 of the most common electrical parts used in stock
- Daily deliveries from 3 major suppliers
Capabilities: All things residential
- New construction
- Small repairs
- Lighting up-grades
- Septic pumping systems
- Well systems
If you are looking for a Electrician then please call 206.842.4507 .
Servicing Bainbridge Island and
When I use my vacuum sweeper / paper shredder / treadmill / refrigerator/ microwave/ light
dimmers/ led bulbs/ etc. it trips my AFCI Breaker!
One of the biggest challenges that electricians have faced during the introduction of AFCIs has
been nuisance tripping by many products that were not engineered for building code updates that
require the use of this technology. Unfortunately, even though you may have bought a new appliance, it
may still trip an AFCI. Many manufacturers of appliances and other electrical devices have been slow to
keep up with new building codes and still produce products that may occasionally trip these sensitive
AFCI breakers and outlets, particularly devices with LED lights. To mitigate the “noise” generated by
these devices, you may use a surge plug or surge strip, according to one of the manufacturers of
What causes arc-fault breaker nuisance tripping?
Many electrical motors create sparks when they run. You can see this when you peer into a power drill while it’s running. This is normal and part of the way some electrical motors work. Sparking and arcing are exactly what the AFCI is looking for, and so it will interrupt the circuit power, when they are detected. The engineers who developed AFCI technology found that motors like the ones found in power drills, vacuums, refrigerators, microwaves, treadmills, etc. produce a rhythmic, mechanical arc pattern. These rhythmic patterns, which are recognized by the FCC as standard “noise”, are programmed into the digital “brain” of the AFCI. This programming does not always suffice and these common household items can, unfortunately, still trip the AFCI.
What is an Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (A.F.C.I.)?
Unintentional arcs can occur at loose connections or where wires or cords have been damaged. The sparks that come from this arcing can be a source of house fires. AFCIs (arc-fault circuit-interrupters) protect against fire by continuously monitoring the electrical current in a circuit and then remove the power when unintended arcing occurs. This is good news as it reduces the chance that you’ll have an electrical fire in your home, and new building codes require electricians to use them. AFCIs can be installed as a circuit breaker in a panelboard or as a receptacle outlet.
Who controls the standards and codes that Electricians work by?
Labor and Industries (L&I) controls the standards or codes that electricians have to abide by. These codes are introduced by L&I based off of the National Fire Prevention Agency’s (N.F.P.A.) findings from previous years. Since 2002 the N.F.P.A. has been recommending installing Arc-Fault protection. This protection is to prevent electrical fires due to unintentional electrical arcing, and most states, including Washington State, have fully adopted these Arc-Fault protection codes by 2017.