Q. In general, what are the requirements with respect to branch circuits for lighting and power when wiring an elevator hoistway pit area?

  1. A separate branch circuit shall supply the hoistway pit lighting and receptacle(s).
  2. Required lighting shall not be connected to the load side of a ground-fault circuit interrupter.
  3. The lighting switch shall be located so it’s readily accessible from the pit access door.
  4. At least one 125V, single-phase, GFCI-type duplex receptacle shall be provided in the hoistway pit.
  5. All of the above.

Answer: E

As per 620.24(A), “A separate branch circuit shall supply the hoistway pit lighting and receptacle(s). Required lighting shall not be connected to the load side of a ground-fault circuit interrupter.”

As per 620.24(B), “The lighting switch shall be so located as to be readily accessible from the pit access door.”

As per 620.24(C), “At least one 125-volt, single-phase, GFCI type duplex receptacle shall be provided in the hoistway pit.”

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