Article 220 contains provisions for calculating branch-circuit, feeder and service loads. Following the requirements set forth in this article will provide the minimum size branch circuit, feeder or service.
There’s a problem that is either right in front of us or lurking around the corner. The problem involves data communications cabling above drop ceilings in commercial buildings—some of that old cable has been accumulating in ceiling spaces for years and years.
At one time or other, all contractors have been faced with a decision to either recalculate the size of an existing service or feeder or just guess at the amount of spare load and install new circuits while hoping for the best. Guessing will usually only get you in trouble.
Owners often contact contractors to install fire alarm systems in existing buildings. And, just as often, the Code does not require these installations. Rather, the building owner simply wants a fire alarm system installed for his or her own peace of mind.
Article 210 specifies provisions for all branch circuits except for branch circuits supplying only motor loads. Article 430 contains motor load requirements. Branch circuits with combination loads (motor and non-motor) must be installed in accordance with Articles 210 and 430.
This is the conclusion of a two-part article that began in the November issue. This part provides important information for listing and National Electrical Code requirements for installations of emergency, legally required standby and optional standby systems.
CODE CITATIONS Article 210 Branch Circuits Article 250 Grounding Article 408 Switchboards and Panelboards Article 430 Motors, Motor Circuits and Controllers Article 680 Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations Volume One of the 2003 edition of the Fire Resistance Directory published by Un
210.70(A)(2) Lighting Outlets Required Lighting outlet and wall switch provisions for dwelling units, guest rooms (hotel, motel and similar occupancies) and certain areas in non-dwelling occupancies are covered in 210.70(A) through (C).
Many of today’s electrical contractors are constantly trying to expand their offerings. In an effort to increase their marketability, these contractors are seeking certifications to broaden their knowledge base.
This is the first of two parts about installing emergency, legally required and/or optional standby systems. This first part will cover the basics of the three systems and the second part will cover requirements for transfer equipment.
210.70(A)(2) Lighting Outlets Required Branch circuit requirements are covered in Article 210 of the National Electrical Code. Part III of Article 210 covers required receptacle outlets and lighting outlets.
210.70(A)(2) Lighting Outlets Required Requirements specifying wall switch-controlled lighting outlets (or receptacles) are covered in 210.70. This section contains three subsections: dwelling units, guest rooms and other than dwelling units.