ARC Fault Circuit Interrupter Market Asia Pacific to Drive Growth

​Arc fault circuit interrupters are a protective equipment against fires that can occur from sparkling or arcing. Arc faults can arise from poor connections, braches in wires, shorted wires, overheated or stressed electrical wires and cords, deteriorated wires, etc. AFCI are implemented in residential and commercial/industrial applications for detecting dangerous arcs and reducing risks.

The global arc fault circuit interrupters market is expected to exhibit a robust 5.1% CAGR between 2017 and 2025, rising from a valuation of US$3.7 bn in 2017 to close to US$5.6 bn by 2025.

The major factor affecting the growth of the global arc fault circuit interrupter market is the rising safety concern regarding electrical equipment in the residential segment. Arc fault are responsible for house fire incidents, leading to injuries and property damage caused by fire. Therefore the increasing number of these incidents has led to the passing of mandatory requirements for the installation of AFCIs, which will likely effectively diminish such incidents. Demand from the AFCI market is anticipated to increase in the near future due to the rising concern for the safety of commercial buildings and houses. In some countries such as the U.S., Canada, and Germany, mandatory regulations have been passed to implement arc fault circuit interrupters in upcoming and ongoing construction projects, ensuring steady growth of the arc fault circuit interrupters market in the coming years.

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The global arc fault circuit interrupter market has been segmented on the basis of type, fuel type and application. The type segment has further been divided into branch/feeder, outlet, and combination. The branch/feeder segment holds the largest share in the global arc fault circuit interrupter market and is expected to grow at a fast rate in the forecast period. Combination type arc fault circuit interrupters are anticipated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period, following the branch/feeder type segment.

On the basis of application, the market has been divided into residential and commercial/industrial. The residential segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate due to the increasing requirement for arc fault circuit interrupters in this application and regulatory compliances made by governments and forums to implement it.

Europe to Emerge as Significant Contributor, North America to Dominate

The global arc fault circuit interrupter market is expected to be driven by the North America region. The regional market was valued at close to US$1.5 bn in 2017, nearly twice as much as any other regional AFCI market, and is likely to exhibit the fastest CAGR of 5.6% till 2025 to emerge with a valuation of close to US$2.3 bn. Europe is estimated to contribute a major share in the overall AFCI market over the 2017-2025 forecast period, closely followed by Asia Pacific. The two markets are expected to exhibit a 5.2% and 4.9% CAGR over the forecast period, respectively, and both are likely to be valued at over US$1 bn by 2025. Meanwhile, South America and the Middle East and Africa are anticipated to grow at a relatively sluggish rate during the forecast period.

Key players profiled in the global arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) market include Eaton Corporation, General Electric, Siemens Industry, Inc., Legrand SA, Schneider Electric SE, and Leviton Manufacturing Co.

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Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Market Global Industry Analysis By 2025

​Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Market helps to protect premises against arc faults caused by damaged, overheated or stressed electrical wirings that leads to outbreak of fire. AFCIs detect hazardous arcing conditions and shut down the electrical circuit before the fire get ignited. AFCI also helps to provide overcurrent protection to the electrical circuit apart from arc fault protection. According to the U.S CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) approximately 50.0% of the electrical fire occurred in residential sector can be prevented every year through installation of AFCIs. Large number of fire accidents occurring across various parts of the world owing to electrical equipment’s malfunctioning is the primary factor responsible for adoption of various stringent policy by National Electrical Code (NEC) towards installation of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Market in residential and commercial premises. This in turn is anticipated to drive the market growth of AFCIs during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025.

In order to provide an in-depth and comprehensive analysis of the market, the global arc fault circuit interrupter market has been segment on the basis of product type and end user. Based on product type, there are two types of AFCI available in the market i.e. branch/feeder AFCI and combination AFCI (CAFCI). Apart from providing protection against overcurrent, branch/feeder AFCI are intended to protect feeder and branch wiring from various damaging effects of the high energy parallel arcs and line-to-ground arcs. CAFCI circuit breakers provides overcurrent protection and are intended to provide protection against downstream wiring from three major categories of faulty arcs including line-to ground arcs, series arcs greater than or equal to 5 A and high energy parallel arcs. In addition, data related to various application of Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Market across different end user segments including residential sector and commercial sector is also provided in this report. Moreover, cross sectional analysis of all the above mentioned product type and end user segment across different regions including North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle-East and Africa (MEA) and Latin America is also highlighted in this report.

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Rising the safety awareness among the customers to protect their premises and electrically operated appliances from electrical fire hazard is the most important factor anticipated to boost the demand of arc fault circuit interrupter market during the forecast period from 2017 to 2025. Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is dedicated entirely for encouraging electrical safety at residential and commercial area. In the last few years, EFCI is dedicatedly organizing the National Electrical Safety Month and engage people education campaign in different places such as communities school and workplace environments in order to generate conscious among the people regarding electrical safety measures. In each and every year, 15 percent of electrocutions are caused due to malfunctioning of electrical circuit. Thus, rising consciousness among the consumers regarding electric safety in turn is anticipated to trigger the demand of electrical safety products such as circuit breakers across different parts of the world. Circuit breakers, GFCIs and dual function AFCIs and GFCIs can resist voltage fluctuation and acts as smart guard to prevent damage of electrical product. Moreover, Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Market are electromechanical devices which protect an electrical circuit from an overcurrent.

Geographically, North America held the largest market share in the arc fault circuit interrupter market in 2016. However, Asia Pacific region is predicted to emerge as a dominating market share holder in the coming years owing to the rapid growth of the key end use sectors. The government of India is encouraging investment in power distribution levels through various schemes such as Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) and Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Program (APDRP) in order to reduce commercial and technical problems, and gain access to reliable power supply. Rising construction activities in China and India is also anticipated to trigger the market of AFCI in Asia Pacific.

Some of the major players operating in the Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Market includes ABB (Switzerland), Eaton (Republic of Ireland), GE (The U.S) and Siemens (Germany) among others.

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