Code Basics http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6615/more en Meeting Health Care Facility Electrical Requirements http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/meeting-health-care-facility-electrical-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Health care facilities differ from other types of occupancies in many important ways. For this reason, they are classified as special occupancies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/meeting-health-care-facility-electrical-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/meeting-health-care-facility-electrical-requirements#comments Code Basics Silver Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:08:00 +0000 57961 at http://ecmweb.com Step-by-Step Guide to Transformer Installations http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/step-step-guide-transformer-installations <div class="node-body article-body">All you wanted to do was install a 30kVA, 120/208V transformer to supply receptacles in a new office structure on the production floor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/step-step-guide-transformer-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/step-step-guide-transformer-installations#comments Code Basics Contractor Design NEC Silver Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:53:00 +0000 56251 at http://ecmweb.com Basic Requirements for Switches, Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Caps http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/basic-requirements-switches-receptacles-cord-connectors-and-caps <div class="node-body article-body">The requirements of Art. 404 apply to switches of all types, including snap (toggle) switches, dimmer switches, fan switches, knife switches, circuit breakers used as switches, and automatic switches, such as time clocks and timers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/basic-requirements-switches-receptacles-cord-connectors-and-caps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/basic-requirements-switches-receptacles-cord-connectors-and-caps#comments Code Basics Silver Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:14:00 +0000 54551 at http://ecmweb.com The Four Pillars of NEC Chapter 3 http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/four-pillars-nec-chapter-3 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four NEC Articles form the basis for correctly applying Chapter 3 wiring methods. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/four-pillars-nec-chapter-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/four-pillars-nec-chapter-3#comments Code Basics Silver Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:19:00 +0000 52641 at http://ecmweb.com Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service Wiring Methods http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/branch-circuit-feeder-and-service-wiring-methods <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To correctly apply Chapter 3 wiring methods, you must truly understand Article 300. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/branch-circuit-feeder-and-service-wiring-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/branch-circuit-feeder-and-service-wiring-methods#comments Code Basics Silver Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:19:00 +0000 51321 at http://ecmweb.com Grounding and Bonding — Part 2 of 2 http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Should you install equipment grounding conductors (EGCs)? Yes and no. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-2-2#comments Bonding & Grounding Code Basics Silver Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 49021 at http://ecmweb.com Grounding and Bonding — Part 1 of 2 http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-1-2 <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the revisions to Art. 250, the 2014 NEC made some important wording changes that clear up confusion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-1-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/bonding-grounding/grounding-and-bonding-part-1-2#comments Bonding & Grounding Code Basics Silver Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:48:00 +0000 47891 at http://ecmweb.com Everything You Need to Know About Services http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/everything-you-need-know-about-services <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the ways service conductor requirements differ from those for branch circuit and feeder conductors is service conductors for one structure can&rsquo;t pass through the interior of another structure [230.3].</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/everything-you-need-know-about-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/everything-you-need-know-about-services#comments Code Basics Silver Tue, 20 May 2014 16:19:00 +0000 46351 at http://ecmweb.com 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 Basic Requirements for Electrical Installations http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/basic-requirements-electrical-installations <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Article 110 contains some of the most important but neglected parts of the Code. It also answers these basic questions:</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/basic-requirements-electrical-installations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/basic-requirements-electrical-installations#comments Code Basics Silver Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:04:00 +0000 43221 at http://ecmweb.com