Code Basics http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6615/more en 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 Small Wind Electric Systems http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/small-wind-electric-systems <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When used for specific loads, small wind electric systems (SWESs) are often the sole power source.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/small-wind-electric-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/small-wind-electric-systems#comments Code Basics Green Building Silver Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:39:00 +0000 41511 at http://ecmweb.com The NEC and CATV/Radio Distribution Systems http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/nec-and-catvradio-distribution-systems <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While Art. 810 provides the requirements for transmission or reception via an antenna, Art. 820 provides the requirements for the distribution of television and radio signals within a facility or on a property via cable. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/nec-and-catvradio-distribution-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/code-basics/nec-and-catvradio-distribution-systems#comments Code Basics Silver Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:13:00 +0000 40231 at http://ecmweb.com