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2010 NEC Committee Report on
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The results of the committee action on all submitted
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scheduled to take place June 7-10 in Las Vegas. Anyone wishing to make
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By Steven Owen
In a surface metal raceway that measures 4 in. by 2
what is the maximum number of 12 AWG THHN, 600V insulated, single
conductors, operating at 480V nominal permitted? The surface metal
raceway is designed to contain a maximum of 255 conductors, and the
thickness of the metal is 0.040 in. nominal.
- It is not permitted to install conductors operating at 300V or more
in a surface metal raceway.
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Code News Update
2008 NEC to Take Effect in Two More
According to a couple of Code Alerts issued in the past
week by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the
2008 NEC will become effective on July 1 in West Virginia and July 12
Nebraska. The Governor of West Virginia approved adoption of the 2008
NEC without amendment. The Governor of Nebraska signed LB 411, which
mandates adoption of the 2008 NEC. According to the Alert, the only
amendment is related to 430.102(B).
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