Charles R. Miller

Code Contributor

Charles R. Miller, owner of Lighthouse Educational Services, teaches classes and seminars on the electrical industry. He is the author of “Illustrated Guide to the National Electrical Code” and NFPA’s “Electrical Reference.” He can be reached at 615.333.3336, charles@charlesRmiller.com or www.charlsRmiller.com

Articles by Charles R. Miller

May 2017
Having adequate working space around electrical equipment is essential. Article 110 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) contains requirements for this access. Part II in Article 110 pertains to systems rated 1,000 volts (V), nominal, or less. Section 110.26 contains almost two pages of provisions covering spaces about electrical equipment. READ MORE
April 2017
As stated in 90.1(A) of the National Electrical Code (NEC), the purpose of the Code is the practical safeguarding of people and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. However, complying with NEC rules and regulations will not necessarily provide an installation that is efficient, convenient or adequate for good service or future expansion of electrical use.
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March 2017
Article 110 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) contains general requirements for electrical installations. Topics include examination and approval, installation and use, and access to and spaces about electrical conductors and equipment. This article is divided into five parts.
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February 2017
In the 2017 National Electrical code (NEC), there are a few changes in 110.26. The first change is in subsection (A), which is part of a global change for the upper voltage threshold. When the 2011 edition of the Code was revised for 2014, the voltage threshold was changed from 600 volts (V) to 1,000V in many locations throughout the Code. READ MORE
January 2017
Thanks to the work of numerous dedicated individuals, there is a 2017 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC). This 54th version has been available since August. These days, the Code is revised every three years, but the revision cycle has ranged from one to four years.
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December 2016
The stated purpose of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is the practical safeguarding of people and property from hazards arising from electricity use. One way to help do this is to ensure there is enough room around electrical equipment.
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November 2016
Without very specific National Electrical code (NEC) rules for determining the right size conductor and the correct size overcurrent protective device, a conductor could overheat and even start a fire. Rules for access and working space are in place to ensure electrical equipment can be operated and maintained in a safe manner. READ MORE
October 2016
Article 110 OF the National Electrical Code (NEC) covers general requirements for the examination and approval, installation and use, access to and spaces about electrical conductors and equipment; enclosures intended for personnel entry; and tunnel installations. The scope does not come close to mentioning the vast number of topics in Article 110. READ MORE
September 2016
One way to help safeguard people from hazards arising from electricity use is to ensure there is sufficient working space in front of and around electrical equipment. Article 110.26 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) contains specifications for the working space dimensions required around all electrical equipment. READ MORE

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