All questions and answers are based on the 2011 NEC. Q. What is the NEC requirement for disconnects for a motor? A. A disconnecting means is required for each motor controller, and it must be located within sight from the controller [430.102(A)]. According to Art. 100, “within sight” means that it’s visible and not more than 50 ft from one to the other. A motor disconnect must be provided in accordance with either one of the following [430.102(B)], as shown in Fig. ...

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