NEC http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6614/more en Branch Circuits and the NEC http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/branch-circuits-and-nec <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A branch circuit consists of the conductors between the final overcurrent protection device (OCPD) and the point of use outlets [Art. 100].</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/branch-circuits-and-nec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/branch-circuits-and-nec#comments Code Basics Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 44781 at http://ecmweb.com The NEC and Storage Batteries http://ecmweb.com/nec/nec-and-storage-batteries <div class="field-byline"> By Mark Lamendola, Electrical Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Article 480 provides the electrical installation requirements for all stationary installations of electrical storage batteries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/nec-and-storage-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/nec-and-storage-batteries#comments NEC Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:58:00 +0000 44751 at http://ecmweb.com What's Wrong Here? Hint: Terrifying Temporary Power Arrangement http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-terrifying-temporary-power-arrangement <div class="field-byline"> By Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn’t identify? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-terrifying-temporary-power-arrangement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/whats-wrong-here-hint-terrifying-temporary-power-arrangement#comments What's Wrong Here? Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:31:00 +0000 44811 at http://ecmweb.com Illustrated Catastrophes: PVC Thermal Expansion/Contraction and Protective Bushings http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-pvc-thermal-expansioncontraction-and-protective-bushings <div class="field-byline"> By Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A big “thank you” goes out to Steve Perry, an electrician from Peabody, Mass., for sharing this great photo with us.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-pvc-thermal-expansioncontraction-and-protective-bushings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/illustrated-catastrophes-pvc-thermal-expansioncontraction-and-protective-bushings#comments Violations Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:26:00 +0000 44801 at http://ecmweb.com Stumped by the Code? Rules for Sizing Feeder Conductors http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-rules-sizing-feeder-conductors <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. What is the Code rule for sizing feeder conductors, both ungrounded and neutral? Please show an example.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-rules-sizing-feeder-conductors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/stumped-code-rules-sizing-feeder-conductors#comments Q&A Silver Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:19:00 +0000 44791 at http://ecmweb.com Code Quiz: GFCI Protection http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-gfci-protection <div class="field-byline"> By Steven Owen, National Code Seminars </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Which of the following items may be wired directly (i.e., hard-wired) without cord-and-plug connection, thus omitting the requirement for GFCI protection?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-gfci-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/quizzes/code-quiz-gfci-protection#comments Quizzes Silver Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:56:00 +0000 44391 at http://ecmweb.com Code Q&A: Equipment Grounding Conductor in PVC? http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-equipment-grounding-conductor-pvc <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Q. Is an equipment grounding conductor always required in a PVC raceway between the electric utility meter and service disconnect?</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-equipment-grounding-conductor-pvc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/qa/code-qa-equipment-grounding-conductor-pvc#comments Q&A Silver Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:49:00 +0000 44381 at http://ecmweb.com What’s Wrong Here? Hint: Beware of What Lurks Below the Surface http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/what-s-wrong-here-hint-beware-what-lurks-below-surface <div class="field-byline"> By Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How well do you know the Code? Think you can spot violations the original installer either ignored or couldn't identify? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/what-s-wrong-here-hint-beware-what-lurks-below-surface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/whats-wrong-here/what-s-wrong-here-hint-beware-what-lurks-below-surface#comments What's Wrong Here? Silver Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:36:00 +0000 44371 at http://ecmweb.com Moving Violations Video No. 69, by Russ LeBlanc, NEC Consultant: Transformer Wiring http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-video-no-69-russ-leblanc-nec-consultant-transformer-wiring <div class="node-body video-body">In this episode, EC&M Magazine's Russ LeBlanc, identifies a wiring problem with this Class 1 transformer. He points out a violation of the requirements of Sec. 725.46 of the 2014 NEC.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-video-no-69-russ-leblanc-nec-consultant-transformer-wiring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/violations/moving-violations-video-no-69-russ-leblanc-nec-consultant-transformer-wiring#comments Violations Moving Violation Videos Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 44411 at http://ecmweb.com <p><span>In this episode, EC&amp;M Magazine&#39;s Russ LeBlanc, identifies a wiring problem with this Class 1 transformer. He points out a violation of the requirements of Sec. 725.46 of the 2014 NEC.</span></p> Annual 2016 Revision Cycle Schedule Released for NFPA 70, National Electrical Code http://ecmweb.com/nec/annual-2016-revision-cycle-schedule-released-nfpa-70-national-electrical-code <div class="node-body article-body">The Annual 2016 revision cycle schedule for NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, has been posted.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/nec/annual-2016-revision-cycle-schedule-released-nfpa-70-national-electrical-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/nec/annual-2016-revision-cycle-schedule-released-nfpa-70-national-electrical-code#comments NEC News Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:58:00 +0000 43931 at http://ecmweb.com