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ARTICLE 250 — GROUNDING AND BONDING 250.

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Table 250.122 Minimum Size Equipment Grounding Conductors for Grounding Raceway and Equipment
(C) Nongrounding Receptacle Replacement or Branch Circuit Extensions. The equipment grounding conductor of a grounding-ty
Rating or Setting of Automatic Overcurrent Device in Circuit Ahead
of Equipment, Conduit, etc., Not Exceeding
Size (AWG or kcmil)
Aluminum or Copper-Clad
be permitted to be connected to any of the following:
(1) Any accessible point on the grounding electrode system as described in 250.50
(2) Any accessible point on the grounding electrode conduc- tor
(Amperes)
Copper
Aluminum*
(3) The equipment grounding terminal bar within the enclo- sure where the branch circuit for the receptacle or branch circuit originates
(4) An equipment grounding conductor that is part of another branch circuit that originates from the enclosure where the branch circuit
(5) For grounded systems, the grounded service conductor within the service equipment enclosure
(6) For ungrounded systems, the grounding terminal bar within the service equipment enclosure
Informational Note: See 406.4(D) for the use of a ground-fault circuit-interrupting type of receptacle.
250.132 Short Sections of Raceway. Isolated sections of metal raceway or cable armor, where required to be grounded, shall be connected
250.134 Equipment Fastened in Place or Connected by Perma- nent Wiring Methods (Fixed) — Grounding. Unless grounded by connectio

250.142. Unless grounded by connection to the grounded circuit conductor as permitted by 250.onductor of a grounding-type receptacle or a branch-circuit extension shall e or branch circuit originates ure where the branch circuit for the receptacle or branch circuit originates grounded.32. non–current-carrying metal .140. and 250. shall be connected to an equipment grounding conductor in accordance with 250.134.

arrying metal .

15 14 12 20 12 10 60 10 8 100 8 6 200 6 4 300 4 2 400 3 1 500 2 1/0 600 1 2/0 800 1/0 3/0 1000 2/0 4/0 1200 3/0 250 1600 4/0 350 2000 250 400 2500 350 600 3000 400 600 4000 500 750 5000 700 1200 6000 800 1200 .

130(C). Electri. cable. Informational Note No.tions specified in 250.102 and 250. or otherwise Exception No. shall be connected to an equipment grounding conductor by one of the meth (A) Equipment Grounding Conductor Types. the equipment grounding conductor shall be sized larger than given in this table. By connecting to an equipment grounding conductor contained within the same raceway.126 One Example of a Symbol Used to Identify the Grounding Termination Point for an Equipment Groun Part VII. The connection shall be made by bonding the equipment grounding conductor to the grounded service conductor an (B) For Ungrounded Systems. the equipment grounding conductor shall be permitted to be run separately from the circuit conductors. the normally non– current-carryin (A) Equipment Secured to Grounded Metal Supports.136 Equipment Considered Grounded.136(A) and (B).120. 2: See 400.168 for equip. The connection shall be made by bonding the equipment grounding conductor to the grounding electrode parts of equipment. if groun. Informational Note No.10 for use of cords for fixed equipment. the equipment grounding conductor shall be permitted to be run separately from the circuit conductors.130 Equipment Grounding Conductor Connections. Methods of Equipment Grounding 250. Under the condi. Exception No. *See installation restrictions in 250.cal equipment secured to and in electrical contact with a metal rack or structure 2017 Edition NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE 70 –125 .Note: Where necessary to comply with 250. 250. (B) With Circuit Conductors.118. 1: As provided in 250. 1: See 250. By connecting to any of the equipment grounding conductors permitted by 250. and other enclosures. Equipment grounding conductor connections at the source of separately de (A) For Grounded Systems. 2: For dc circuits.4(A)(5) or (B)(4).ment bonding jumper requirements. raceways.ded. Informational Note Figure 250.

Equipment groun ing the equipment grounding conductor to the grounded service conductor and the grounding electrode conductor.rounding conductor shall be sized larger than given in this table.134(A) or (B). onding the equipment grounding conductor to the grounding electrode conductor. onding jumper requirements. or otherwise run with the circuit conductors. or shall be permitted to be run separately from the circuit conductors.118. nding conductor contained within the same raceway. quipment grounding conductor connections at the source of separately derived systems shall be made in accordance with 250. cable. .30(A)(1). ns specified in 250. sed to Identify the Grounding Termination Point for an Equipment Grounding Conductor. l equipment secured to and in electrical contact with a metal rack or structure provided for its support and connected to an equipment grounding conductor by 70 –125 . the normally non– current-carrying metal parts of the equipment shall be consid.ered grounded. shall be connected to an equipment grounding conductor by one of the methods specified in 250. any of the equipment grounding conductors permitted by 250. nductor shall be permitted to be run separately from the circuit conductors.136(A) and (B).

ent grounding conductor by one of the means indica.50. Equipment grounding conductor connections at service equipment shall be made as indicated in 250.ted in 250. The structural metal frame of a building shall not be used as the required equipm .134. For replacement of non–groun ed grounded.30(A)(1).130(A) or (B).

.replacement of non–grounding-type receptacles with grounding-type receptacles and for branch-circuit extensions only in existing installations that do n ed as the required equipment grounding conductor for ac equipment.

130(C). .ing installations that do not have an equipment grounding conductor in the branch circuit. connections shall be permitted as indicated in 250.

.130(C).dicated in 250.