Amendment Issued for 2008 NEC
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Code News Update
Tentative Interim Amendment Issued
On August 5, the NFPA Standards Council issued a
Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) that was processed by Code-Making
Panel 1 and the National Electrical Code Technical Correlating
Committee. TIA 09-2 (SC 10-8-24/TIA Log #990) revises the text of
90.2(B)(5) to more clearly define what types of installations fall
the exclusive control of an electric utility. Click
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This TIA has an effective date of August 25, 2010.
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By Steven Owen
When is it permissible to install a listed plug-in-type
backfed circuit breaker in a panelboard, without an additional fastener
to secure the circuit breaker, so that removal of the circuit breaker
requires other than a pull to release the circuit breaker from the
mounting means on the panelboard?
- Only in a lighting and appliance branch circuit panelboard.
- Only in a power panelboard.
- In a panelboard that is part of the distribution equipment
associated with a utility-interactive inverter, which is also part of
interconnected electric power production source.
Web site for the answer and explanation.
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