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Wondering if this drawing still applies? Do counter plugs need afci now?
Yes drawing still applies. No counter plugs do not need AFCI protection. There were no changes to AFCI codes in 2018.
well there was one actually.
Where one or more 125V receptacles rated 20A or less are added to an existing branch circuit that is not provided with arc-fault protection as required by this Rule, the entire branch circuit need not be provided with arc-fault protection where an outlet branch-circuit-type arc-fault circuit interrupter is installed at the first added receptacle to the existing branch circuit.