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it will be Mike Holt Enterprises. how can you apply the requirements for it? In addition. many articles have terms unique for that specific article and definitions of those terms are only applicable for that given article. you’re ready to start playing the game. Grammar. and how each piece moves. electrical engineers. When learning to play chess. designers. • www. The word “or” can imply alternate choices for equipment wiring methods. This makes it very difficult to communicate because not everybody understands the intent or application of those slang terms.com • 888. and don’t use a word if you don’t understand its definition and application. and other qualified persons. electrical contractors. and Punctuation It’s not only the technical words that require close attention. There are thousands of specific and unique applications of electrical installations. Slang Terms or Technical Jargon Electricians. Once you understand the fundamentals. because even the simplest of words can make a big difference to the application of a rule. important terms and concepts. impossible to properly apply the NEC requirement. To safely apply the NEC. be sure you use the proper word.How to Use the National Electrical Code The National Electrical Code is written for persons who understand electrical terms. Although they may understand it. switch. Section 250. while “and” can mean an additional requirement. as well as the basic layout of the NEC gives you just enough knowledge to be dangerous. Not a Game Electrical work isn’t a game. it’s a great game if you enjoy mental warfare. These individuals include electricians. if you don’t know what a dwelling unit is.1(C)].MikeHolt. Unfortunately. luminaire. safety procedures. not everyone does. engineers. For example. Learning the basics of electricity. Small Words.NEC. The Code isn’t written to serve as an instructive or teaching manual for untrained individuals [90. how the pieces are placed on the board. you must first learn the names of the game pieces. and electrical trade practices. because you really don’t understand how all the information works together. the term “Dwelling Unit” is found in many articles. and other trade-related professionals use slang terms or technical jargon that isn’t shared by all. at this point all you can do is make crude moves. NEC Terms and Concepts The NEC contains many technical terms. To play chess well. lots of electricians use the term “pigtail” when describing the short conductor for the connection of a receptacle.2 contains the definitions of terms that only apply to Article 250—Grounding and Bonding. electrical inspectors. The location of a comma can dramatically change the requirement of a rule. so it’s crucial for Code users to understand their meanings and their applications. and it must be taken very seriously. Inc.CODE (632.2633) iii . theory. you must understand the purpose of a rule and how it affects the safety aspects of the installation. Be sure you understand that Article 100 defines the terms that apply to two or more Code articles. Learning to use the NEC is like learning to play the game of chess. you’ll need to learn how to use your knowledge by working on subtle strategies before you can work your way up to the more intriguing and complicated moves. or equipment. Let’s not forget about grammar and punctuation. So where possible. For example. For example. and the Code doesn’t cover every one of them. If you don’t understand a term used in a Code rule.

Signaling. but Table 110. Chapter 1 General Chapter 2 Wiring and Protection Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials Chapter 4 Equipment for General Use Chapter 5 Special Occupancies Chapter 6 Special Equipment Chapter 7 Special Conditions Chapter 8 Communications Systems (Telephone. Introduction. 3. and information about formatting units of measurement. we have a tendency to forget what “part” the NEC rule is relating to. Index 1. Table 110. examination of equipment for safety. articles. Annexes (information) 10. There are nine chapters. Divisions 1 and 2 Article 680 Swimming Pools. we need to take a few moments to understand its style and layout. Parts (divisions of an article) 6. It’s an excellent resource and should be referred to periodically to observe the interrelationship of the various NEC components.” The rules for working clearances for electrical equipment for systems 600V. Because the parts of a Code article aren’t included in the section numbers. nominal. and Power-Limited Circuits Article 800 Communications Circuits 5. and III. the introduction to the Code. 2. Parts. The NEC begins with Article 90.26(A)(1). 1. It also gives information on enforcement and how mandatory and permissive rules are written as well as how explanatory material is included. Article 90 also includes information on formal interpretations. Informational Notes (explanatory material) 9. The National Electrical Code is organized into ten major components. and parts as well as the page numbers. Specific Requirements (Chapters 5 through 7). II.34(A) is located in Part III. Chapters 1 through 9 (major categories) 4. or Less. Chapters. The Table of Contents displays the layout of the chapters. and Tables (Chapter 9). The articles fall into one of four groupings: General Requirements (Chapters 1 through 4). Understanding the structure and writing style of the Code is very important before it can be used and applied effectively. Table of Contents. which is located in Part II—600 Volts. For example. wiring planning. which only contains requirements for “Over 600 Volts. Larger articles are subdivided into parts. or less are contained in Table 110.How to Use the NEC NEC Style and Layout Before we get into the details of the NEC. Satellite. Table of Contents 2. Exceptions (Code permissions) 8. For example: Article 110 Requirements for Electrical Installations Article 250 Grounding and Bonding Article 300 Wiring Methods Article 430 Motors. It contains the purpose of the NEC. Nominal. each of which is divided into articles. Article 90 (Introduction to the Code) 3. Fountains. each of which covers a specific subject. Sections and Tables (Code requirements) 7.34(A) contains working space clearances for electrical equipment. Classes I. If we aren’t careful. Class 2. When attempting to locate the rules for a particular situation. and Class 3 Remote-Control. knowledgeable Code users often go first to the Table of Contents to quickly find the specific NEC Part that applies. we might think this table applies to all electrical installations. Motor Circuits. Communications Systems (Chapter 8). Nominal installations. what’s covered and what isn’t covered along with how the Code is arranged. Cable TV and Broadband) Chapter 9 Tables–Conductor and Raceway Specifications 4. The NEC contains approximately 140 articles. Data. and Similar Installations Article 725 Class 1. iv Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index . and Controllers Article 500 Hazardous (Classified) Locations. Articles 90 through 840 (individual subjects) 5. Articles.

” A Code section may be broken down into subsections by letters in parentheses (A). A permissive exception uses words such as “shall be permitted. On the other hand. Permissive Exceptions. The Table of Contents might be the only thing very experienced NEC users need to locate the requirement they’re looking for. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Annex H. How to Locate a Specific Requirement How to go about finding what you’re looking for in the Code depends. Annex A.8(A) is shown as simply 210.” when they should say “Section 210. and so forth. There are two types of exceptions—mandatory and permissive. Examples Annex E. and are included in the Code for informational purposes only. (b).” Section numbers in this book are shown without the word “Section. An Informational Note contains explanatory material intended to clarify a rule or give assistance. Recommended Tightening Torques 10. Tables.” which means it’s acceptable (but not mandatory) to do it in this way. The Index at the back of the NEC is helpful in locating a specific rule. 9. For example. Numbers in parentheses (1). A bullet symbol “•” is located on the margin to indicate the location of a rule that was deleted from a previous edition.How to Use the NEC 6. The phrase “shall not” means it isn’t permitted. For example. and so on.” The word “shall” in an exception means that if you’re using the exception. Annexes.8. (B). Availability and Reliability for Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) Annex G. For example. Application Information for Ampacity Calculation Annex C.8(A)(1) is located in Chapter 2. further break the rule down to the third level. which are lists of NEC requirements placed in a systematic arrangement. and Note 5 explains what to do if solid rock is encountered. Section 210.com • 888. 8. average Code users should use all of the tools at their disposal. you must read them carefully in order to understand the contents. Code experts typically know the requirements so well they just go to the correct rule without any outside assistance. Product Safety Standards Annex B. and so forth.” unless they begin a sentence. Changes to the NEC since the previous edition(s).8(A)(1). Many times notes are provided in or below a table. may further break down a subsection. be sure to read them as well since they’re also part of the requirement.8(A). those exceptions with mandatory requirements are listed before the permissive exceptions.2633) v . and lowercase letters (a). The titles of the tables are extremely important. Sections.NEC. Mike Holt Enterprises. limitations.5 explains how to measure the cover when burying cables and raceways. Sections and Tables.MikeHolt. • www. applications. (2). to some degree. Many Code requirements are contained within tables.8. Exceptions are Code requirements or permissions that provide an alternative method to a specific requirement. Conduit and Tubing Fill Tables for Conductors and Fixture Wires of the Same Size Annex D. you’re required to do it in a particular way. Informational Notes. Index. including the Table of Contents and the Index. Article 210. For example. but rules that have been relocated aren’t identified as a change. Types of Construction Annex F. are identified by shading.CODE (632. Many in the industry incorrectly use the term “Article” when referring to a Code section. Annexes aren’t a part of the NEC requirements. Inc. Note 1 for Table 300. Section 210. they say “Article 210. but it isn’t a Code requirement. Sub-subsection (1). Exceptions. on your experience with the NEC. A mandatory exception uses the words “shall” or “shall not. 7. of each table in the Code. and so on. the rule requiring all receptacles in a dwelling unit bathroom to be GFCI protected is contained in Section 210. Administration and Enforcement Annex I. New articles contain a vertical line in the margin of the page. Mandatory Exceptions. When a rule has several exceptions. Each NEC rule is called a “Code Section. Subsection (A). Section 8.

then continue to flip through pages until you find Part VI. As you gain experience in using the Code and deepen your understanding of words. which lists subjects in alphabetical order. sections. Be aware that if you’re using your Code book to take an exam. you can quickly go to the Table of Contents and see that it lists the Service Equipment Disconnecting Means requirements in Part VI. and tables.” and because this article is so large.com.” then “services.888. you’ll find the NEC much easier to understand and use than you originally thought. Customizing Your Code Book One way to increase your comfort level with the Code is to customize it to meet your needs. vi Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index . Be sure to highlight terms in the Index and the Table of Contents as you use them. If you try “disconnecting means. MikeHolt. Underlining. principles. too many tabs will defeat the purpose. you’ll need to use the Table of Contents to find the page number. you’ll know Article 230 applies to “Services. Index. to look up the term “service disconnect. Part VI. Tabbing the NEC. Many people complain that the NEC only confuses them by taking them in circles. Use yellow for general interest and orange for important requirements you want to find quickly.NEC. However. Highlighting. ruler also comes in handy for locating specific information in the many Code tables. ruler to keep lines straight and neat. some exam centers don’t allow markings of any type. If you use the Index. be sure you highlight those requirements in the Code that are the most important or relevant to you.” you’ll see there’s no listing. it’s divided up into multiple parts (actually eight parts). terms. Because the NEC doesn’t give a page number in the Index.2633).How to Use the NEC Table of Contents. With this knowledge. Underline or circle key words and phrases in the NEC with a red pen (not a lead pencil) and use a 6-in. By placing tabs on Code articles.” you’ll find that the Index specifies that the rule is located in Article 230. and practices. This is a very handy way to make important requirements stand out. You can do this by highlighting and underlining important NEC requirements. You can order a set of Code tabs designed by Mike Holt online at www. Let’s work out a simple example: What NEC rule specifies the maximum number of disconnects permitted for a service? If you’re an experienced Code user. A small 6-in. or flip through the Code to Article 230. As you read through this textbook. it will make it easier for you to use the NEC. or by calling 1.CODE (632. Author’s Comment: The number 70 precedes all page numbers because the NEC is NFPA Standard Number 70. and by attaching tabs to important pages.

2 320.11 422.3 440.62 440.2633) 1 .NEC.12 422. Inc.2 422.4 440.12 320.com • 888.57 Bonding Conductors and Grounding Electrode Conductors 810.15 422.10 547.64 Armored Cable (Type AC) Ampacity Bending Radius Boxes and Fittings Construction Definition Equipment Grounding Conductor Exposed Work In Accessible Attics Scope Securing and Supporting Through or Parallel to Framing Members Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 320.16 422.54 810.1 320.NEC Index Description Section Description Section A Agricultural Buildings Definitions Equipotential Planes and Bonding of Equipotential Planes Luminaires Scope Wiring Methods 547.10 Amateur and Citizen Band Transmitting and Receiving Stations—Antenna Systems Antenna Discharge Units—Transmitting Stations 810.23 320.1 547.31 422.MikeHolt.40 320.CODE (632.10 422.100 320.2 440.58 Mike Holt Enterprises.6 440.21 440.51 422.30 320.1 422.24 320.8 547.63 440.1 440.3 422.80 320.108 320.65 440.32 440.15 320.30 422.33 422.17 320. • www.52 422.34 Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment Branch-Circuit Conductors Single Motor-Compressor Disconnecting Means Cord-Connected Equipment Location Rating and Interrupting Capacity General Ampacity and Rating Definitions Marking on Hermetic Refrigerant MotorCompressors and Equipment Other Articles Scope Overcurrent Protection Application & Selection General Provisions for Room Air Conditioners Branch-Circuit Requirements Disconnecting Means Leakage-Current Detector-Interrupter and Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter Supply Cords 440.51 Appliances Branch-Circuit Rating Central Heating Equipment Central Vacuum Outlet Assemblies Cord-and-Plug-Connected Appliance Disconnects Cord-and-Plug-Connected Vending Machines Definition Disconnection of Permanently Connected Appliances Electric Drinking Fountains Flexible Cords General Other Articles Overcurrent Protection Scope Storage-Type Water Heaters Support of Ceiling-Suspended Paddle Fans Unit Switch(es) as Disconnects 422.22 440.12 440.13 440.14 440.2 547.13 422.18 422.5 Clearance on Building Other Sections 810.

and Refrigeration Equipment Outlet Lighting Outlets Required Show Windows 210.4 640. Cutout Boxes.2 640.5 210.52 210.20 210.6 210.56 392.3 640.22 Other Articles for Specific-Purpose Branch Circuits Rating Scope Required Outlets Dwelling Unit Receptacle Outlets General Guest Rooms.18 392.46 392. Guest Suites. and Feed-Through Conductors 312.18 210.12 392.50 210.2 392.6 312.21 210.3 210.19 210.7 640.12 210. and Similar Occupancies Heating. Taps. and Reproduction Equipment Audio Systems Near Bodies of Water Conduit or Tubing Definitions Grounding Locations and Other Articles Loudspeaker Installation in Fire ResistanceRated Partitions.23 640.80 392.10 640.23 210.30 392.2 210.25 640.1 518. and Meter Socket Enclosures Damp and Wet Locations Deflection of Conductors Position in Wall Repairing Noncombustible Surfaces Scope Switch and Overcurrent Device Enclosures with Splices.60 392.62 C Cabinets.11 210. Amplification.20 392. Dormitories. and Ceilings Mechanical Execution of Work Protection of Electrical Equipment Scope Use of Flexible Cords and Cables Wiring Methods Wiring of Equipment Racks and Enclosures 640.4 Cable Trays Ampacity of Conductors Bushed Circuit and Tubing Cable and Conductor Installation Cable Splices Cable Tray Installation Definition Grounding and Bonding Number of Conductors or Cables Scope Securing and Supporting Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 392.7 210.1 392. Air-Conditioning.9 640.Index Description Section Description Section Assembly Occupancies General Classification Other Articles Scope Wiring Methods 518.3 518.3 312. Walls.1 312.4 312. and Meter Socket Enclosures Cabinets.1 210.25 210.5 312.4 Audio Signal Processing.63 210.21 640.70 210. Cutout Boxes.2 312.8 210.22 392.2 518.8 B Branch Circuits Branch-Circuit Ratings Branch Circuits in Buildings with More Than One Occupancy Conductors—Minimum Ampacity and Size Outlet Devices Overcurrent Protection Permissible Loads General Provisions Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection Branch Circuits Required Branch-Circuit Voltage Limitations GFCI Protection for Personnel Guest Rooms and Guest Suites Identification for Branch Circuits Multiple Branch Circuits Multiwire Branch Circuits 210.1 640.10 2 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .6 640.60 210.

Class I.22 Protection of Electrical Equipment Rides.115 502. and Concessions Scope Services Wiring Methods 525. • www.15 Class I Hazardous (Classified) Locations Conductor Insulation.105 501.31 525.3 525. Circuit Breakers. Alarm. Divisions 1 and 2 Luminaires Motors and Generators Receptacles and Attachment Plugs Scope Sealing.12 220. and Fuses Wiring Methods Carnivals.1 502.54 220. Class I.55 220.60 220.30 525.135 501. and Fuses Transformers and Capacitors Utilization Equipment Wiring Methods Class II Hazardous (Classified) Locations Control Transformers and Resistors Explosionproof Equipment Flexible Cords—Class II. and Relays Motors and Generators Receptacles and Attachment Plugs.5 220. Class I.20 501. Divisions 1 and 2 Control Transformers and Resistors Flexible Cords. Motor Controllers.82 220. Instruments.115 501. Divisions 1 and 2 Scope Sealing and Drainage Signaling.85 525.10 Mike Holt Enterprises. Divisions 1 and 2 Signaling.2 525.Index Description Section Description Section Calculations Branch-Circuit Load Calculations Lighting Load for Specified Occupancies Maximum Loads Other Loads—All Occupancies Feeder and Service Load Calculations Appliance Load— Dwelling Unit(s) Electric Clothes Dryers—Dwelling Unit(s) Electric Ranges and Other Cooking Appliances— Dwelling Unit(s) Feeder or Service Neutral Load Fixed Electric Space Heating General General Lighting Kitchen Equipment— Other Than Dwelling Unit(s) Motors Noncoincident Loads Receptacle Loads—Other than Dwelling Units Show Window and Track Lighting Small-Appliance and Laundry Loads— Dwelling Unit General Application of Other Articles Calculations Scope Optional Feeder and Service Load Calculations Determining Existing Loads Dwelling Unit Existing Dwelling Unit Multifamily Dwelling Two Dwelling Units 220. and Relays Switches.43 220.10 525. Tents. Motor Controllers.32 525.2633) 3 . Circuses. and Meters.21 525.51 220.42 220.com • 888.130 502.15 501. Class II. Alarm.145 501. Fairs.44 220.5 502.18 220.140 502.53 220.125 501. Remote-Control. Instruments.56 220.30 501. Class I.6 525.120 502. Divisions 1 and 2 Grounding and Bonding. Divisions 1 and 2 Grounding and Bonding—Class II.NEC.10 502.11 525.83 220. Divisions 1 and 2 Luminaires Meters.100 501.23 525.3 220.52 220. and Communications Equipment Switches.150 501.61 220.145 502.20 501.14 220.1 525.1 501.130 501. Remote-Control. and Communications Systems.MikeHolt. Circuit Breakers. Inc.84 220. and Similar Events Definitions Equipment Bonding Equipment Grounding Grounding Conductor Continuity Assurance GFCI Protection Multiple Sources of Supply Other Articles Overhead Conductor Clearances Portable Distribution or Termination Boxes 502.120 501.5 525.50 220.125 502.140 501.30 502.87 220.1 220.CODE (632.150 502.40 220.

179 820. Divisions 1 and 2 Wiring Methods 503. and Storage Area Classification.179 800.12 511. Divisions 1 and 2 Scope Signaling.2 820.1 503.110 800. Remote-Control.133 820.18 800. Motor Controllers.120 503.140 503.26 820.47 800.125 503. Repair.3 511.90 800.26 800.1 800. Cables and Raceways Installation of Equipment Lightning Conductors Mechanical Execution of Work Overhead (Aerial) Communications Wires and Cables Protective Devices Raceways for Communications Wires and Cables Scope Spread of Fire or Products of Combustion Underground Communications Wires and Cables Entering Buildings Unlisted Cables Entering Buildings 800.15 820.133 800. Divisions 1 and 2 Switches.1 820. Divisions 1 and 2 Luminaires—Class III.48 Communications Circuits Abandoned Cables Access to Electrical Equipment Behind Panels Designed to Allow Access Applications of Listed Communications Wires. Divisions 1 and 2 Motors and Generators—Class III.145 503.93 800. and Equipment Installation of Communications Wires.53 800.130 503. General Definitions GFCI Protection for Personnel Scope Sealing Special Equipment Wiring and Equipment Installed Above Class I Locations Wiring and Equipment in Class I Locations 511.25 800. Divisions 1 and 2 Receptacles and Attachment Plugs— Class III.30 503.150 503.5 503.3 820.Index Description Section Description Section Class III Hazardous (Classified) Locations Control Transformers and Resistors—Class III.100 800. Divisions 1 and 2 Flexible Cords—Class III.24 800. Circuit Breakers.154 800.2 800. Cables.113 800.7 511.113 820.4 Community Antenna Television and Radio Distribution Systems Abandoned Cables Access to Electrical Equipment Behind Panels Designed to Allow Access Applications of Listed CATV Cables Cable Bonding and Grounding Coaxial Cables Definitions Grounding of the Outer Conductive Shield of Coaxial Cables Installation of Coaxial Cables Installation of Coaxial Cables and Equipment Mechanical Execution of Work Other Articles Power Limitations Raceways for Coaxial Cables Scope Spread of Fire or Products of Combustion Unlisted Cables and Raceways Entering Building 820.21 820.10 Grounding or Interruption of Metallic Sheath Members of Communications Cables Installation of Communications Wires.110 820.44 800.1 511.25 820.48 Commercial Garages.24 820.115 503.93 820. and Fuses—Class III. and Local Loudspeaker Intercommunications Systems— Class III.21 800.9 511.100 820.156 4 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .2 511. Cables and Raceways Cable and Primary Protector Bonding and Grounding Communications Wires and Cables Definitions Dwelling Unit Communications Outlet 800. Alarm.10 511. Divisions 1 and 2 General Grounding and Bonding—Class III.154 820.

21 600.44 Mike Holt Enterprises.22 625.26 362.104 310.com • 888.1 310.33 600.29 625.65 Electrical Metallic Tubing (Type EMT) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Couplings and Connectors Definition Listing Requirements Number of Conductors Reaming and Threading Scope Securing and Supporting Size Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 358.9 600.20 362.110 310.26 358.5 600.NEC.39 424.15 625.1 362.10 E Electric Signs and Outline Lighting Ballasts.4 600.24 358.10 Electric Vehicle Charging System Definitions Disconnecting Means Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Indoor Sites Listed or Labeled Markings Outdoor Sites Overcurrent Protection Personnel Protection System Rating Scope 625.2 625.13 625.28 362.1 D Definitions Definitions 100 Duct Heaters Location of Disconnecting Means 424.MikeHolt.60 362.12 362.2633) 5 .24 362.36 424.2 600.30 362. • www.6 358.1 Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (Type ENT) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Bushings Definition Grounding Joints Number of Conductors Scope Securing and Supporting Size Trimming Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 362.21 625.5 625.24 600.14 625. Inc.48 362.3 600.46 362.Index Description Section Description Section Conductors for General Wiring Ampacities for Conductors Rated 0— 2000 Volts Conductor Constructions and Applications Conductor Identification Conductors Scope Uses Permitted 310.12 358.20 358.23 625.10 Electric Space-Heating Cables Area Restrictions Clearance from Other Objects and Openings Clearances of Wiring in Ceilings Installation of Cables in Concrete or Poured Masonry Floors 424.15 310.30 625.1 358.30 358.38 424.7 600.42 358.6 600.2 362.CODE (632.22 362.22 358.2 358.10 600. and Electronic Power Supplies Branch Circuits Class 2 Power Sources Definitions Disconnects Grounding and Bonding LED Sign Illumination Systems.28 358. Transformers.106 310. Secondary Wiring Listing Location Markings Portable or Mobile Signs Scope 600.

51 620. and Communications Circuits in the Same Cable.. 6 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index . Emergency System 700.154 Circuit Marking 760.1 700.3 Fire Alarm Systems Abandoned Cables 760. Machinery Spaces. Platform Lifts..10 215. Power.6 215.179 Mechanical Execution of Work 760.1 620.85 620. and Medium-Power Network-Powered Broadband Communications Circuit Conductors 760.24 Transfer Equipment Wiring. NPLFA.139 Listing and Marking of PLFA Cables and Insulated Continuous Line-Type Fire Detectors 760.32 Fire Alarm Circuit Identification 760. Moving Walks.27 700. Escalators.136 Support of Conductors 760. Class 2.2 Fire Alarm Circuit Cables Extending Beyond One Building 760. and Control Spaces 620. Enclosure. Dumbwaiters. Cable Tray.16 700.35 Installation of Conductors of Different PLFA Circuits.1 Separation from Electric Light. or Raceway 760.23 620.30 Fire Alarm Circuit Requirements 760.4 700.124 Definitions 760.2 700.25 700.2 215. Control Rooms.130 • Videos • Simulated Exams • Instructor Resources • Weekly Newsletters • Free Code Forum • and so much more. and Stairway Chairlifts Branch Circuit for Hoistway Pit Lighting and Receptacle(s) Branch Circuits for Machine Room or Control Room/Machinery Space or Control Space Lighting and Receptacle(s) Disconnecting Means GFCI Protection for Personnel Scope Wiring in Hoistways.25 Access to Electrical Equipment Behind Panels Designed to Allow Access 760.26 700.3 215.37 Emergency Systems Accessibility Capacity Coordination Definitions Emergency Illumination General Requirements Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment Loads on Emergency Branch Circuits Scope Signs Tests and Maintenance 700.1 620.10 F Feeders Feeder Equipment Grounding Conductor Feeders with Common Neutral Conductor Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment Identification for Feeders Minimum Rating and Size Overcurrent Protection Scope 215.Index Description Section Description Section Elevators. Class 1. Machine Rooms.24 Other Articles 760.21 Applications of Listed PLFA Cables 760.121 Scope 760.12 215.7 700.15 700. Class 3.12 700.143 Wiring Methods and Materials on Load Side of the PLFA Power Source 760.4 215.3 Power Sources for PLFA Circuits 760.5 700.

53 680.22 348.55 680.50 680.1 400.27 110.14 400.28 348.6 402.10 400.2 Mike Holt Enterprises.56 680.14 110.1 402.19 424.1 348.3 695.6 348.10 G General Requirements Approval Arc-Flash Hazard Warning Available Fault Current Circuit Impedance.13 Flexible Cords and Cables Ampacities for Flexible Cords and Cables Equipment Grounding Conductor Identification Protection from Damage Pull at Joints and Terminals Scope Suitability Types Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 400. Installation.60 348.23 400.1 Fountains Bonding Cord-and-Plug-Connected Equipment General GFCI Protection for Adjacent Receptacle Outlets Luminaires. Submersible Pumps.58 680.12 402.11 402.12 110.8 402.21 110. Short-Circuit Current Ratings.28 110.7 Flexible Metal Conduit (Type FMC) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Couplings and Connectors Definition 348. and Use of Equipment Guarding of Live Parts High-Leg Marking Identification of Disconnecting Means Interrupting Rating Markings Mechanical Execution of Work Mounting and Cooling of Equipment 110.30 348.16 110.11 110.6 110.5 400.51 680.22 110.4 400.42 348. • www.24 348.57 Fixture Wires Allowable Ampacities for Fixture Wires Grounded Conductor Identification Minimum Size Number of Conductors in Conduit or Tubing Overcurrent Protection Scope Types Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 402.2 110.com • 888.2633) 7 .CODE (632.15 110.6 695.1 695.10 110.7 Grounding and Bonding Listing Requirements Number of Conductors Scope Securing and Supporting Size Trimming Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 348.5 110.4 695.8 400.3 424.14 695.3 110.5 695.3 402.MikeHolt. and Other Submersible Equipment Methods of Grounding Signs 680.20 348.5 402.24 110.7 402. Identification. Inc.Index Description Section Description Section Fire Pumps Continuity of Power Control Wiring Power Source(s) for Electric Motor-Driven Fire Pumps Power Wiring Scope Transformers Voltage Drop 695.NEC. and Other Characteristics Conductor Sizes Conductors Deteriorating Agents Electrical Connections Enclosure Types Examination.26 348.9 110.10 Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment Branch Circuits Disconnecting Means General Scope 424.12 348.9 424.3 400.

19 445.68 Grounding Electrode Conductor Installation 250. and Service Cable Connections Other Conductor Enclosures and Raceways 250.92 250.11 445.13 445.60 Enclosure.4 110.1 110.9 Means of Identifying Grounded Conductors 200.1 Generators Ampacity of Conductors Disconnecting Means Required for Generators Generators Supplying Multiple Loads Marking Overcurrent Protection Scope Grounded Conductors General 200.10 Scope 250.26 110.102 250.97 250.6 Protection of Ground Clamps and Fittings 250.4 Polarity of Connections 200.58 Grounding Electrode Conductor and Bonding Jumper Connection to Grounding Electrodes 250.120 Identification of Equipment Grounding Conductors 250.70 Size of Alternating-Current Grounding Electrode Conductor 250.10 Means of Identification of Terminals 200.64 Grounding Electrode Conductor Material 250.7 110.12 Connection of Grounding and Bonding Equipment 250.94 250.80 8 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .90 250.11 Scope 200.Index Description Section Description Section General Requirements (continued) Scope Spaces About Electrical Equipment Voltages Wiring Integrity Wiring Methods 110.66 Use of Strike Termination Devices 250.54 Common Grounding Electrode 250.12 445.8 445.119 Identification of Wiring Device Terminals 250.1 Grounding Electrode System and Grounding Electrode Conductor Auxiliary Grounding Electrodes 250.18 445.6 Neutral Conductors 200.110 Equipment Grounding Conductor Installation 250. Raceway.106 250.118 Use of Equipment Grounding Conductors 250.52 Grounding Electrode System 250.1 Use of Insulation of a White or Gray Color or with Three Continuous White Stripes 200.126 Size of Equipment Grounding Conductors 250.2 Identification of Terminals 200.112 Types of Equipment Grounding Conductors 250.166 Equipment Grounding and Equipment Grounding Conductors Equipment Connected by Cord and Plug 250.4 Objectionable Current 250.62 Grounding Electrodes 250.50 Grounding Electrode System Installation 250.104 250.7 Grounding and Bonding Bonding Bonding Conductors and Jumpers Bonding for Other Systems Bonding for Over 250 Volts Bonding of Piping Systems and Exposed Structural Steel Bonding Other Enclosures General Lightning Protection Systems Services Direct-Current Systems Size of the Direct-Current Grounding Electrode Conductor 250.114 Equipment Fastened in Place (Fixed) or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods 250.2 General Requirements for Grounding and Bonding 250.121 General Clean Surfaces 250.96 250.122 Specific Equipment Fastened in Place (Fixed) or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods 250.86 Service Raceways and Enclosures 250.53 Methods of Grounding and Bonding Conductor Connection to Electrodes 250.8 Definitions 250.

15 645.36 250.34 Accessibility Bonding General Other Electrical Equipment Protection 680.2 500.1 500.6 500.148 250.6 645.10 517.MikeHolt.32 250.11 H Hazardous (Classified) Locations.21 250.3 645.1 517. II. • www.18 517.5 645.20 250.71 I Information Technology Equipment Cables Not in Information Technology Equipment Room Definitions Disconnecting Means Grounding Other Articles Scope Special Requirements for Information Technology Equipment Room Supply Circuits and Interconnecting Cables Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) 645.138 250.74 680.28 250. Inc.9 Health Care Facilities Applicability Definitions General Care Areas Grounding of Receptacles and Fixed Electrical Equipment in Patient Care Areas Other-Than-Patient-Care Areas Patient Care Areas Receptacles with Insulated Grounding Terminals Scope Wiring Methods 517.8 500.72 680.5 500.1 645. Classes I.2 517.73 680.com • 888.2 645.134 250.4 645.2633) 9 .7 500.146 250.142 Hydromassage Bathtubs 250.130 250.4 500.Index Description Section Description Section Grounding and Bonding (continued) Methods of Equipment Grounding Connecting Receptacle Grounding Terminal to Box Continuity and Attachment of Equipment Grounding Conductors to Boxes Cord-and-Plug-Connected Equipment Equipment Considered Grounded Equipment Fastened in Place or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods (Fixed) — Grounding Equipment Grounding Conductor Connections Frames of Ranges and Clothes Dryers Use of Grounded Circuit Conductor for Grounding Equipment System Grounding Alternating-Current Systems of 50 Volts to Less Than 1000 Volts Not Required to be Grounded Alternating-Current Systems to be Grounded Buildings or Structures Supplied by a Feeder(s) or Branch Circuit(s) Grounding Separately Derived AlternatingCurrent Systems Grounding Service-Supplied Alternating-Current Systems High-Impedance Grounded Neutral Systems Main Bonding Jumper and System Bonding Jumper Permanently Installed Generators Portable and Vehicle-Mounted Generators Protection Techniques Scope—Articles 500 Through 504 Specific Occupancies 250. and III.13 517.12 250.CODE (632. Divisions 1 and 2 Classifications of Locations Definitions Equipment General Material Groups Other Articles 500.70 680.80 517.24 250.81 517.35 250.30 250.136 500.16 517.3 Mike Holt Enterprises.NEC.10 645.140 250.

5 90.2 411.12 701.24 356.20 342.27 701.10 Lighting Systems Operating at 30V or Less Definition Listing Required Scope Secondary Circuits Specific Location Requirements Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit (Type LFMC) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Couplings and Connectors Definition Grounding and Bonding Listing Requirements Number of Conductors or Cables Scope Securing and Supporting Size Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Couplings and Connectors Definition Grounding and Bonding Listing Requirements Number of Conductors Scope Securing and Supporting Size Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted Introduction to the National Electrical Code Code Arrangement Enforcement Examination of Equipment for Safety Formal Interpretations Mandatory Rules.12 350.2 90.28 342. and Explanatory Material Purpose Scope Units of Measurement 90.6 350.2 342.12 356.1 350.20 356.7 90.14 342.2 701.22 356.60 350.4 701.4 90.20 350.30 356.26 350.2 356.24 342.3 701.2 350.24 350.3 90.60 356.26 342.3 411.42 356.1 701.5 411.1 356.25 701.26 Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit (Type LFNC) 10 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .46 342.1 411.7 701.10 356.6 356.1 342.Index Description Section Description Section Intermediate Metal Conduit (Type IMC) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Bushings Couplings and Connectors Definition Dissimilar Metals Listing Requirements Number of Conductors Reaming and Threading Scope Securing and Supporting Size Uses Permitted 342.6 90.10 Scope Signs Tests and Maintenance Transfer Equipment Wiring Legally Required Standby Systems 701.30 342.10 411.26 356.42 342.30 350.42 350.9 J K L Legally Required Standby Systems Accessibility Capacity and Rating Coordination Definition General Requirements Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment 701.22 350. Permissive Rules.6 342.4 350.1 90.22 342.5 701.

50 The forum is designed for Contractors.3 555.64 410.21 555.16 410.116 410. and Lamps General Definitions Listing Required Scope Grounding Methods of Grounding Installation of Lampholders Lampholders in Wet or Damp Locations Lampholders Near Combustible Material Screw-Shell Type Luminaire Locations Luminaires in Clothes Closets Luminaires in Specific Locations Luminaires Near Combustible Material Space for Cove Lighting Luminaire Supports Means of Support Supports Provisions at Luminaire Outlet Boxes.2 604.44 410.1 604. Electricians.11 410.1 410.15 555.9 555.36 410. Canopies.6 604.115 410.117 410. and Pans Connection of Electric-Discharge and LED Luminaires Outlet Boxes to be Covered Special Provisions for Electric-Discharge Lighting Systems of 1000 Volts or Less General Special Provisions for Flush and Recessed Luminaires Clearance and Installation General Temperature Wiring Lighting Track Fastening Installation Wiring of Luminaires Cord-Connected Lampholders and Luminaires Feeder and Branch-Circuit Conductors and Ballasts Luminaires as Raceways Polarization of Luminaires 410. register today. Lampholders.22 410.MikeHolt. 410.96 410.22 410. Instructors.130 If you have an electrical question.18 410. Engineers.CODE (632.6 410.110 410.12 555.7 604.com • 888.4 Marinas and Boatyards Definitions Disconnecting Means for Shore Power Connection(s) Electrical Connections Electrical Equipment Enclosures Ground-Fault Protection Grounding Load Calculations for Service and Feeder Conductors Location of Service Equipment Motor Fuel Dispensing Stations—Hazardous (Classified) Locations Receptacles Repair Facilities—Hazardous (Classified) Locations 555.97 410.2 410.19 555.2633) 11 .90 410.3 M Manufactured Wiring Systems Construction Definition Installation Scope Uses Permitted 604. and members of the electrical industry. Inspectors. Inc.24 410.154 410.17 555.NEC. Mike Holt Enterprises.10 555.68 410.7 555.62 410.2 555. • www.151 410.10 410.Index Description Section Description Section Luminaires.

Manufactured Homes.24 330.23 330.28 430.24 430.2 550.8 430.23 376.32 430.102 430. Motor Circuits. and Mobile Home Parks Allowable Demand Factors Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection Definitions Distribution System Feeder General Requirements Receptacle Outlets Scope Service Equipment 550.6 430.80 330.22 376.75 430.Index Description Section Description Section Marinas and Boatyards (continued) Scope Transformers Wiring Methods and Installation 555.32 430.30 330.31 430.109 430.13 550.2 330.14 430.17 330.56 376.73 12 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .250 Metal Wireways Definition Insulated Conductors Number of Conductors and Ampacity Scope Securing and Supporting Size of Conductors Splices.31 550.2 376.9 430.103 430.72 430.55 430.107 430.51 430.5 555. Single-Phase Alternating-Current Motors Tables—Full-Load Current.108 330. and Power Distribution Blocks Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 376.1 430.40 330.1 330.33 550.25 550. and Controllers Disconnecting Means Location Operation Readily Accessible Switch or Circuit Breaker as Both Controller and Disconnecting Means To Be Indicating Type General Ampacity and Motor Rating Determination Definitions Highest Rated or Smallest Rated Motor Location of Motors Marking on Controllers Scope Terminals Motor and Branch-Circuit Overload Protection Continuous-Duty Motors Devices Other Than Fuses—In Which Conductor Fuses—In Which Conductor General Tables—Full-Load Currents in Amperes.1 555.4 550.2 430.10 Mobile Homes.30 376.12 330.13 Motors.17 430.36 430.1 376. Three-Phase Alternating-Current Motors Motor Branch-Circuit Short-Circuit and Ground-Fault Protection Combined Overcurrent Protection General Rating or Setting for Individual Motor Circuit Motor Circuit Conductors Feeder Taps Several Motors or a Motor(s) and Other Load(s) Single Motor Motor Control Circuits Disconnection Overcurrent Protection Protection of Conductors from Physical Damage 430.21 376.22 430.104 430.1 550.30 550.248 430.37 430. Taps.52 430.12 376.111 430.10 Metal-Clad Cable (Type MC) Ampacity Bending Radius Boxes and Fittings Definition Equipment Grounding Conductor In Accessible Attics Scope Securing and Supporting Through or Parallel to Framing Members Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 330.

110 770.12 380.87 Ratings 430.9 514.100 334.112 334.2 514.24 334.84 Number of Motors Served by Each Controller 430.2633) 13 . and Controllers (continued) Motor Controllers Need Not Open All Conductors 430.CODE (632.3 514. • www.26 770.25 770.7 90.6 90.3 770.10 Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities Circuit Disconnects Classification of Locations Definition Grounding and Bonding Provisions for Maintenance and Service of Dispensing Equipment Sealing Scope Underground Wiring Wiring and Equipment Above Class I Locations Wiring and Equipment Installed in Class I Locations 514.1 334.83 Motor Feeder Short-Circuit and Ground-Fault Protection Rating or Setting—Motor Load 430.10 N NEC Introduction Code Arrangement Enforcement Examination of Equipment for Safety Formal Interpretations Mandatory Rules. NMC.30 334.16 514.2 334.12 770.6 334.179 770. Permissive Rules. and Cable Routing Assemblies Mechanical Execution of Work Optical Fiber Cables Other Articles Raceways for Optical Fiber Cables Scope Spread of Fire or Products of Combustion Unlisted Cables and Raceways Entering Buildings 770.Index Description Section Description Section Motors.1 380.11 514.76 380.1 514.2 770.3 90. and Cable Routing Assemblies Definitions Innerduct for Optical Fiber Cables Installation of Optical Fibers and Electrical Conductors Installation of Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways.133 770.108 334.8 514.1 90.4 O Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways Abandoned Cables Access to Electrical Equipment Behind Panels Designed to Allow Access Applications of Listed Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways.MikeHolt.24 770.113 770.15 334.17 334. Inc.1 770.62 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable (Types NM.154 770.2 90. and NMS) (continued) Ampacity Bending Radius Conductors Construction Definitions Equipment Grounding Conductor Exposed Work In Accessible Attics Insulation Listed Scope Securing and Supporting Through or Parallel to Framing Members Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 334. Motor Circuits.12 334.80 334.NEC.4 90.13 514. and Explanatory Material Purpose Scope Units of Measurement 90.com • 888.5 90.9 Mike Holt Enterprises.7 514.104 334.48 Multioutlet Assembly Metal Multioutlet Assembly Through Dry Partitions Scope Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 380.23 334.21 770.

and Junction Boxes. or Fittings Damp or Wet Locations Handhole Enclosures Metal Boxes Nonmetallic Boxes Number of Conductors in Outlet.82 240.22 225.2 240.4 314.17 314.30 Rating of Disconnect 225. Nominal Conductor Size and Support Lighting Equipment Installed Outdoors Masts as Support Other Articles Raceway Seal Raceways on Exterior Surfaces of Buildings or Other Structures Scope Supports Over Buildings Vegetation as Support 225.81 240.18 225.22 General Attachment to Buildings Clearance for Overhead Conductors and Cables Clearances from Buildings for Conductors of Not Over 600 Volts.61 240.5 702.1 240.23 314.17 225.36 14 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .3 240.1 225.Index Description Section Description Section Optional Standby Systems Capacity and Rating Definition Outdoor Generator Sets Scope Signs Transfer Equipment Wiring Optional Standby Systems 702.2 702.85 240.83 240.15 Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders Buildings or Other Structures Supplied by a Feeder(s) or Branch Circuit(s) Access to Occupants 225.16 314.28 314. Fittings.10 Outlet.12 702.30 314.38 Disconnecting Means 225.32 240.21 314.27 314.5 240.6 225. and Junction Boxes.4 240.7 225.39 Suitable for Service Equipment 225.80 240.69 240.13 240.19 225.35 Disconnect Construction 225. Flexible Cables. and Handhole Enclosures Boxes.3 225.10 240.32 Maximum Number of Disconnects 225.33 Number of Supplies 225.33 240. Conduit Bodies.4 702.37 Location 225.7 702. and Handhole Enclosures to be Accessible Conductors Entering Boxes.3 314.2 314. and Fixture Wires Scope Standard Ampere Ratings Supplementary Overcurrent Protection Ungrounded Conductors 240.15 225.1 702. Conduit Bodies. Pull. Conduit Bodies.15 314.6 240.27 225. Device.1 314.29 314.34 Identification 225. Device.16 225.26 Overcurrent Protection Cartridge Fuses and Fuseholders Classification General Circuit Breakers Applications Indicating Marking Method of Operation Nontamperable Enclosures Damp or Wet Locations Vertical Position General Definitions Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment Other Articles Protection of Conductors Protection of Flexible Cords.31 Grouping of Disconnects 225. and Conduit Bodies Outlet Boxes Pull and Junction Boxes and Conduit Bodies Repairing Noncombustible Surfaces Round Boxes Scope Supports Surface Extensions 314.

NEC.21 810. and a certificate! In my opinion you are the best! -George Jenkins Receiving Equipment—Antenna Systems Antenna Discharge Units—Receiving Stations 810.11 406.2 680.MikeHolt. Outdoor Spas.53 240.15 810.54 Bonding Conductors and Grounding Electrode Clearances—Receiving Stations Conductors— Receiving Stations Grounding Supports 810.21 240.2633) 15 .24 240.24 680.18 810. Receptacles.50 240. Cord Connectors.51 240.CODE (632.25 680.4 810.13 P Permanently Installed Pools.13 Mike Holt Enterprises.12 Receptacles.52 240.1 406.21 680.com • 888.7 406. Adapters. and Adapters Edison-Base Fuseholders Edison-Base Fuses General Type S Fuses Type S Fuses.20 Avoidance of Contacts with Conductors of Other Systems 810.3 810.1 • Extensive use of Illustrations • Questions to Test Your Progress • Outstanding Customer Support I have always enjoyed your courses and recommend them to everyone who is looking for more than an afternoon. • www.9 406. and Outdoor Hot Tubs Equipotential Bonding Feeders General Junction Boxes and Electrical Enclosures for Transformers or Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters Lighting.27 680. Cord Connectors. Inc.14 406. and Equipment Motors Specialized Pool Equipment Underwater Luminaires 680. and Flanged Surface Devices Connecting Receptacle Grounding Terminal to Box Definition General Installation Requirements Receptacle Faceplates (Cover Plates) Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations Receptacle Mounting Receptacle Rating and Type Scope Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Child Care Facilities Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Dwelling Units Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Guest Rooms and Guest Suites 406. Fuseholders.4 406.5 406.23 Q • Online and Home-Study Formats R Radio and Television Equipment Community Television Antenna Other Articles Scope 810.3 406. and Fuseholders 240.26 680.2 406. and Attachment Plugs (Caps) Attachment Plugs.6 406.12 406.Index Description Section Description Section Overcurrent Protection (continued) Location Location In Circuit Location In or On Premises Plug Fuses.22 680.

1 338.46 Class 1.41 Class 1 Circuit Conductors 725. or Raceway 725.42 344. Cable Tray.2 352.1 344.130 Wiring Methods on Supply Side of the Class 2 or Class 3 Power Source 725. and Type PLTC Cables 725.Index Description Section Description Section Remote-Control. and Medium-Power Network-Powered Broadband Communications Cables 725.35 Conductors of Different Circuits in the Same Cable. and PLTC Cables 725.143 Wiring Methods and Materials on Load Side of the Class 2 or Class 3 Power Source 725.43 Class 1 Circuit Wiring Methods 725.121 Safety-Control Equipment 725.12 352.51 Other Articles 725. and Power-Limited Circuits. Class 1.28 344.24 Number of Conductors in Cable Trays and Raceway.10 S Service-Entrance Cable (Types SE and USE) Bending Radius Definitions Scope Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 338. Class 3.60 352.2 Installation of Conductors of Different Circuits in the Same Cable.154 Circuit Marking 725.49 Class 1 Circuit Overcurrent Protection 725.24 344.139 Listing and Marking of Class 2. Class 1. Power.22 352.20 344.1 Separation from Electric Light.48 Definitions 725.179 Mechanical Execution of Work 725.12 338.46 344.24 352.21 Applications of Listed Class 2.10 Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Conduit (TYPE PVC) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Bushings Definition Expansion Fittings Grounding Joints Number of Conductors Scope Securing and Supporting Size Trimming Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 352.46 352.48 352.26 352.44 352.6 344. or Raceway 725. and Class 3 Abandoned Cables 725. Class 2.14 344. Class 3.30 344.30 352.26 344. and Class 3 Circuit Requirements 725.1 352. Class 2.Limited Fire Alarm Circuit Conductors.28 352.31 Scope 725.10 16 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index . Non-Power.124 Class 1 Circuit Classifications and Power Source Requirements 725.22 344. Cable Tray.2 344.20 352. Signaling.2 338. and Ampacity Adjustment 725. Enclosure.127 Rigid Metal Conduit (Type RMC) Bends—How Made Bends—Number in One Run Bushings Couplings and Connectors Definition Dissimilar Metals Listing Requirements Number of Conductors Reaming and Threading Scope Securing and Supporting Size Standard Lengths Uses Permitted 344.24 338.3 Power Sources for Class 2 and Class 3 Circuits 725.25 Access to Electrical Equipment Behind Panels Designed to Allow Access 725. Enclosure.136 Support of Conductors 725.130 344.

41 680.42 680. and Similar Installations Cord-and-Plug-Connected Equipment Definitions Electric Pool Water Heaters Equipment Rooms and Pits Maintenance Disconnecting Means Other Articles Overhead Conductor Clearances Scope Underground Wiring Location 680.66 230.81 230.46 230.32 230.76 230.9 230.44 Storage Batteries Battery Locations Definitions Disconnecting Means Overcurrent Protection for Prime Movers Racks and Trays Scope Wiring and Equipment Supplied from Batteries 480.28 230.CODE (632.2 386.95 230.79 230.2 480.40 230.72 230.77 230.com • 888.Disconnecting Means Connection to Terminals Equipment Connected to the Supply Side of Service Disconnect General Grouping of Disconnects Indicating Listed as Suitable for Service Equipment Manually or Power Operable Maximum Number of Disconnects Rating of Service Disconnecting Means Service-Entrance Conductors Minimum Size and Rating Mounting Supports Number of Service-Entrance Conductor Sets Overhead Service Locations Protection Against Physical Damage Service Conductor with the Higher Voltage to Ground Spliced Conductors Wiring Methods for 600 Volts.60 386.3 Storable Swimming Pools General Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters Required Pumps Receptacle Locations 680.1 230.43 Underground Service Conductors Protection Against Damage Size and Rating 230.90 230.51 230.7 230.31 Spas and Hot Tubs Emergency Switch for Spas and Hot Tubs General Indoor Installations Outdoor Installations Protection 680.Index Description Section Description Section Services General Clearances on Buildings Conductors Considered Outside the Building Number of Services One Building or Other Structure Not to Be Supplied Through Another Other Conductors in Raceway or Cable Raceway Seal Scope Vegetation as Support Overcurrent Protection Ground-Fault Protection of Equipment Where Required Overhead Service Conductors Clearances Means of Attachment Point of Attachment Service Masts as Supports Size and Rating Service Equipment . or Less 230.3 680.54 230.31 680.70 230.82 230. Fountains. • www.MikeHolt. Nominal.10 230.27 230.50 230.56 230.42 230.6 230.1 480.9 680.23 230.2 680.70 386.30 680. Inc.12 680.40 680.2 230.34 Swimming Pools.4 480.11 680.8 480.9 480.32 680.10 Surface Metal Raceways Combination Raceways Definition Grounding Listing Requirements 386.8 230.71 230.6 Mike Holt Enterprises.NEC.7 680.8 680.2633) 17 .26 230.3 230.1 680.43 680.24 230.5 480.

36 408.4 285.54 408.3 Transformers Accessibility Disconnecting Means Marking Overcurrent Protection Scope Ventilation 450.25 285.37 408.10 Marking Mounting of Snap Switches Position and Connection of Switches Provisions for General-Use Snap Switches Rating and Use of Snap Switches Scope Switch Connections 404.5 590.41 408. 1 kV or Less Listing Location Number Required Routing of Conductors Scope Short-Circuit Current Rating Type 1 SPDs (Surge Arresters) Type 2 SPDs (TVSSs) Type 3 SPDs Uses Not Permitted 285.1 340.12 386.8 404.9 Switchboards and Panelboards Clearance for Conductors Entering Bus Enclosures Field Identification Required Grounded Conductor Terminations Grounding of Panelboards Maximum Number of Overcurrent Devices Overcurrent Protection Panelboards in Damp or Wet Locations Scope Support and Arrangement of Busbars and Conductors Unused Openings 408.56 386.Index Description Section Description Section Surface Metal Raceways (continued) Number of Conductors or Cables Scope Securing and Supporting Size of Conductors Splices and Taps Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 386.2 340.112 340.12 340.5 408.4 590.21 386.3 408.6 590.9 404.2 590.40 408.1 450.4 404.3 450.6 285.1 386.24 340.23 285.24 285.30 386.1 404.14 404.12 404.10 404.1 285.4 408.11 450.11 285.1 408.6 404.12 285.7 18 Mike Holt’s 2011 NEC Index .22 386.1 590.13 450.11 404.14 450.80 340.5 285.10 Switches Accessibility and Grouping Circuit Breakers as Switches Damp or Wet Locations Enclosure Grounding of Enclosures Indicating 404.7 U Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable (Type UF) Ampacity Bending Radius Definition Insulation Listing Requirements Scope Uses Not Permitted Uses Permitted 340.3 T Temporary Installations All Wiring Installations General Ground-Fault Protection for Personnel Listing of Decorative Lighting Scope Time Constraints 590.3 404.6 340.15 404.2 Surge-Protective Devices (SPDs).

21 300.com • 888.10 300. The exams simulate real-life conditions and will help you determine those areas you need to study.3 300.7 300.18 300.13 300. Exam results are displayed at the end of each practice session.22 X Y Z Test your strengths and weaknesses with our simulated exams.17 300. The test is timed and divided up into sections so that you do not have to take the entire test at one sitting. Inc.1 300.CODE (632.8 300.5 300.MikeHolt.Index Description Section Description Section V W Wiring Methods Boxes.NEC.15 300.4 Raceway Installations Raceway or Cable to Open or Concealed Wiring Raceways Exposed to Different Temperatures Raceways in Wet Locations Above Grade Scope Securing and Supporting Spread of Fire or Products of Combustion Supporting Conductors in Vertical Raceways Underground Installations Wiring in Ducts Not Used for Air Handling. and Other Spaces for Environmental Air (Plenums) 300.2633) 19 .16 300.23 300.6 300.11 300.9 300.19 300. • www. Junctions. and Switch Points Mechanical and Electrical Continuity— Conductors Mechanical Continuity—Raceways and Cables Number and Size of Conductors in Raceway Panels Designed to Allow Access Protection Against Corrosion and Deterioration Protection Against Physical Damage 300.12 300.20 300. Fabricated Ducts for Environmental Air. or Fittings—Where Required Conductors Electrical Continuity of Metal Raceways and Enclosures Induced Currents in Ferrous Metal Enclosures or Ferrous Metal Raceways Installation of Conductors with Other Systems Length of Free Conductors at Outlets. Conduit Bodies.14 300. Mike Holt Enterprises.

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