Electrical Wiring in the Home/Siemens AFCI


I have two Siemens 15A type QAF AFCI breakers which were installed in a new panel in new residential construction. There are no switches, outlets or fixtures yet installed on one of the circuits.  The other has several work use outlets installed.  When testing them, they both trip.  I notice that on the circuit that does NOT have the switches, outlets, fixtures installed, when turning on the breaker, there is a small amber colored light which appears for about 5 seconds and then goes out.  It is located on the breaker, just above the switch lever when in the on position.  No light appears with the breaker that has some outlets connected to it.  Is this normal?  Or, is something not wired correctly.  Or, should the breaker with outlets connected, have the same amber light come on when switching on the breaker?  Thanks

I spoke to Siemens tech support.
They suggested you reset the breaker, as it may be showing erroneous trouble codes since it is a new install

follow the instructions on the following link: [you may have to cut and paste]


good luck
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Robert Wilber


Licensed Philadelphia electrician serving Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania. I install and repair residential, commercial and industrial wiring and lighting. Troubleshooting and repair of problems that stump other people is my favorite. I am willing to help people figure out why things don`t work. I understand motor controls, transformers and machine wiring. I do not teach basics to novices or do free design work.


Experience in the area I have 44 years experience in residential, commercial and industrial electrical construction and repair, 480 volts and below. This is not to be confused with one week repeated two thousand times.

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