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Where supplementary overcurrent

protection is used for luminaires (lighting
fixtures), appliances, and other equipment or for internal circuits and components
of equipment, it shall not be used as a substitute for required branch-circuit
overcurrent devices or in place of the required branch-circuit protection.
Supplementary overcurrent devices shall not be required to be readily accessible. Location in or on Premises.

(a) Accessibility. Overcurrent devices shall be readily accessible and shall be

installed so that the center of the grip of the operating handle of the switch or
circuit breaker, when in its highest position, is not more than 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in.)
above the floor or working platform unless one of the following applies:

(e) Not Located in Bathrooms. In dwelling units and guest rooms or guest suites of
hotels and motels, overcurrent devices, other than supplementary overcurrent
protection, shall not be located in bathrooms.

2.40.6 Cartridge Fuses and Fuseholders

(c) Marking. Fuses shall be plainly marked, either by printing on the fuse barrel
or by a label attached to the barrel showing the following:

(1) Ampere rating (2) Voltage rating (3) Interrupting rating where other than
10,000 amperes
(4) Current limiting where applicable (5) The name or trademark of the

The interrupting rating shall not be required to be marked on fuses used for
supplementary protection. Overcurrent Protection.

(a) Branch-Circuit Devices. Electric space-heating equipment, other than such

motor-operated equipment as required by Article 4.30 and Article 4.40 to have
additional overcurrent protection, shall be permitted to be protected against
overcurrent where supplied by one of the branch circuits in Article 2.10
(b) Resistance Elements. Resistance-type heating elements in electric space-heating
equipment shall be protected at not more than 60 amperes. Equipment rated more than
48 amperes and employing such elements shall have the heating elements subdivided,
and each subdivided load shall not exceed 48 amperes. Where a subdivided load is
less than 48 amperes, the rating of the supplementary overcurrent protective device
shall comply with A boiler employing resistance-type immersion heating
elements contained in an ASME rated and stamped vessel shall be permitted to comply
with Overcurrent Protection.

(a) General. A motor control circuit tapped from the load side of a motor branch-
circuit short-circuit and ground-fault protective device(s) and functioning to
control the motor(s) connected to that branch circuit shall be protected against
overcurrent in accordance with Such a tapped control circuit shall not be
considered to be a branch circuit and shall be permitted to be protected by either
a supplementary or branch-circuit overcurrent protective device(s). A motor control
circuit other than such a tapped control circuit shall be protected against
overcurrent in accordance with or the notes to Table 11(a) and Table 11(b)
in Chapter 9, as applicable. Overcurrent Protection.

(c) Supplementary Overcurrent Protective Devices. The supplementary overcurrent
protective devices for the subdivided loads as required by and shall be as follows:

(d) Conductors Supplying Supplementary Overcurrent Protective Devices. The

conductors supplying these supplementary overcurrent protective devices shall be
considered branch-circuit conductors.