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

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
August 2016
Section 110.26 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) requires specific minimums for working space around electrical equipment. Section 110.26 is divided into six subsections, and some of them contain even more subsections.
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July 2016
Understanding the third article of the National Electrical Code (NEC), Article 110, Requirements for Electrical Installations, is essential to having a Code-compliant installation of the electrical system. 
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June 2016
Article 110 in the National Electrical Code (NEC) contains general requirements for electrical installations. Some of the topics covered include examination and approval, installation and use, and access to and spaces about electrical conductors and equipment.
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May 2016
One of the changes in the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) was a new section in Article 110 pertaining to lockable disconnecting means. This is significant because a number of sections throughout the Code contain requirements for disconnecting means. It is important to have a good understanding of these requirements.
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