Until now you had to use a 2 pole breaker for a circuit with a common neutral. GE now has given us a way to do the same thing with 2 single pole breakers using a handle tie instead. Check out the attached PDF and see how you can protect a common neutral circuit without buying a 2 pole Arc Fault breaker. Make sure you look at the diagram which shows how to wire the circuits using 2 single pole breakers instead of a 2pole Arc Fault breaker. I can’t figure out how we did not know about this before it was published back in 2009?
Combination Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter – Selection and Application Guidelines and Technical|DET-719|generic
To get this to work you have to type in DET-719 at the GE site.
That it for this week.