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National Electrical Code®, which is a registered
trademark of the National Fire Protection Association.
Pending Code Change Item for 2011
As noted in the NEC Committee Report on
Proposals, 2010 Annual Revision Cycle, Code-Making Panel 18 has
voted to accept a Code change submitted by Ryan Jackson, West Valley
City, Utah, (Log #3000 NEC-P18). Jackson recommended revising the text
in 410.110 to read as follows: "Luminaires installed in recessed
cavities in walls or ceilings, including suspended ceilings,
shall comply with 410.115 through 410.122." He notes the proposal will
assist the panel in complying with Sec. 6.6 of the regulations
committee projects. There has been a long-standing formal
addressing this issue, which this change would eliminate.
The document is open for public review and comment through October
23, 2009. You can download
an electronic version of the report via the NFPA Web site.
All interested parties are urged to read this report and submit
comments on the forms provided in the report. Each comment received on
or before the closing date of the comment period will be considered and
acted upon by the NEC Code Committee. The results of the committee
action will be published in the NEC Committee Report on
which will be made available to all who request it. The Report on
Comments mail date is scheduled for March 29, 2010.
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What's Wrong Here?
By Joe Tedesco
Think you know how this installation violates the
NEC? Visit EC&M's
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Hint: Is that an approved bonding jumper?
By Mike Holt
Q. What are the GFCI requirements for vending
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By Steven Owen
As defined in Art. 604, manufactured wiring systems
(also known as prefabricated assemblies by UL) may incorporate
multi-pole connectors, AC cable, MC cable, flexible metal conduit, hard
usage cord, outlet boxes, splitter assemblies, remote control switching
assemblies, and devices. Where exactly can these types of systems be
- The connection of luminaires.
- The connection of utilization equipment.
- Continuous plug-in type raceways.
- All of the above.
- None of the above.
Web site for the answer and explanation.
Cool Electronic Cabinets
Stop electronic control downtime due to heat, dirt and moisture. UL
Listed Cabinet Coolers from EXAIR produce 20 degree Fahrenheit air from
an ordinary supply of compressed air to cool electrical controls.
Thermostat control minimizes air usage. Maintains the NEMA 4, 4X
(stainless steel) and 12 rating of the enclosure. Web site offers
detailed information, downloadable drawings and PDF literature.
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Code News Update
Kentucky Adopts 2008 NEC
According to a recent Code Alert issued on August 14,
2009 by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the
2008 NEC will take effect in the state of Kentucky on September 1,
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