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NEC Code Changes

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Overview of 2011 Related to Electrical Wiring Devices

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NEC SECTION 210.7 210.8 210.8(A)(7) 210.8(B)(5) 210.8(B)(6) 210.8(B)(7) 210.8(B)(8) 210.12(A) 210.12(B) 210.52(A)(2)(1) 210.52(A)(4) 210.52(C)(4) 210.52(C)(5) & 210.52(D) 210.52(E)(3) 210.52(G) 210.52(I) 285.25 310 314.24 314.27(A) 314.27(C) 380.1 & 380.23 390.2 404.2(C) 404.9(B) DESCRIPTION Disconnection of Multiple Branch Circuits and Multiwire Branch Circuits Readily Accessible GFCIs GFCI Protection of Receptacles Near Sinks in Dwellings Exception no. 2 to (5) GFCI Protection of Receptacles Near Sinks in Health Care Facilities GFCI Protection of Indoor Wet Location Receptacles GFCI Protection of Receptacles in Locker Rooms GFCI Protection for Receptacles in Commercial Garages Exception 1 & 2 Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Protection of Outlets in Dwellings Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Protection of Outlets in Dwellings Receptacle Spacing in Dwelling Units Countertop Receptacles Separate Countertop Spaces Receptacles in Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops Receptacles on Balconies, Decks and Porches Receptacles in Basements, Garages and Accessory Buildings Receptacle Outlets in Dwelling Unit Foyers Type 3 Surge-Protective Devices (Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors) Conductors for General Wiring Outlet and Device Box Depth Outlet Boxes for Luminaires Outlet Boxes for Ceiling Fans Multioutlet Assemblies Underfloor Raceways Switches Controlling Lighting Loads Exceptions nos. 1, 2, & 3 Grounding of Snap Switches, PAGE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

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21(C) 680.legrand. 430.8(C) as a reminder that Section 210.19(B)(2) 517.59(A) 590.23 550.20(A) 518.13(F)(1) 550.6(A)(5) 625 680.4(D)(6) 406.7 Disconnection of Multiple Branch Circuits and Multiwire Branch Circuits I Ungrounded conductors must be simultaneously disconnected when two or more branch circuits supply devices on the same yoke.25 551. Circuses. A means to simultaneously disconnect the ungrounded conductors must be provided at the point where the branch circuits originate when two or more branch circuits supply devices on the same yoke. An informational note was added to Section 404.48 (K) 552. #s: 5262. the requirement remains the same. P&S Cat.16 517. Although the title in the 2011 NEC® for Section 210.Page ii Page 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS NEC SECTION 404.4(B) addresses a similar hazard when a multiwire branch circuit supplies devices on the same yoke.18(B) & 517.6 406. Fairs GFCI Protection of Receptacles in Mobile/Manufactured Homes Receptacles Near Bathtubs and Shower Stalls in Mobile/Manufactured Homes AFCI Protection of Branch Circuits in Mobile/Manufactured Homes Receptacle Faceplates in Recreational Vehicles and Park Trailers Park Trailer Outdoor Receptacles and Switches Receptacles in Temporary Installations Manufactured Wiring Systems Electric Vehicle Charging System GFCI Protection of Pool Pump Motors Receptacles Near Storable Pools PAGE 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 SECTION 210. 3232.4(D)(2) 604.13 430.13(B) 550.us .7 has changed to clearly state this section deals with Multiple Branch Circuits.14 406.7 is intended to reduce the likelihood of unexpected shock hazards for persons working on devices on the same yoke that are connected to multiple branch circuits. Section 210.47(L) & 552. Section 210.14(F) 406.42(C).9(B)(1) 406.7 applies if multiple circuits are supplying a multipole switch.81(B).2 & 406.13(B)(1)(2) 517.4(D)(5) 406.32 Dimmers and Similar Control Switches DESCRIPTION Snap Switch Rating for Plug and Cord Connected Loads Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Child Care Areas Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection of Replacement Receptacles Tamper-Resistant Replacement Receptacles Weather-Resistant Replacement Receptacles Recessed Receptacle Faceplates Receptacles in Wet Locations Tamper-Resistant Receptacles for Dwelling Units Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Guest Rooms and Guest Suites Cord and Plug Connected Motors Grounding of Receptacles in Patient Care Areas of Health Care Facilities Isolated Ground Receptacles in Health Care Facilities Patient Bed Location Receptacles in Health Care Facilities Receptacles in Wet Procedure Location Patient Care Areas Temporary Wiring in Exhibition Halls GFCI Protection for Carnivals.3(B) 525.12 406. 8200HI Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.4(D)(4) 406. The ungrounded conductors must also be simultaneously disconnected at the point where the branch circuit originates. 430.109(F) 517.

legrand. As a result. GFCIs are marked “test monthly” and are provided with a test button that must be operated monthly to insure that the GFCI is functioning properly. the requirement applied only to laundry.8(A)(7) GFCI protection of Receptacles Near Sinks in Dwellings 6' I 15A and 20A. Kitchen countertop receptacles are to required to have GFCI protection per Section 210.us P&S Cat #s: 1595. This revision to the 2011 NEC® parallels the requirement in Section 210.Page 2 Page 3 SECTION 210. A location that is Readily Accessible is defined in Article 100 of the NEC®. 2095v Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. such as dishwasher and disposal receptacles that may be within 6 feet of a kitchen countertop sink. #s: 1595.8 must be readily accessible. GFCI protection must be provided for receptacles within 6 feet of all sinks in a dwelling. receptacles that serve countertops located near kitchen sinks will have GFCI protection. The code now insures that the same level of GFCI protection is provided for receptacles near sinks in all installations.us . (B) and (C) must now be installed in a readily accessible location. the intent is not to exempt countertop receptacles near kitchen sinks from having GFCI protection. Previously. wet bar and utility sinks. be GFCI protected.8(A)(7) states that the requirement applies to sinks other than those in kitchens. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters that provide protection for receptacles as specified in Sections 210.8(A)(7) is intended to make it clear that other receptacles. The wording of Section 210.8 Readily Accessible GFCIs SECTION 210. Although Section 210.8(A)(6).legrand. are not required to have GFCI protection. P&S Cat.8(B)(5) to provide GFCI protection for receptacles within 6 feet of sinks in commercial and other non-dwelling installations. 125V receptacles within 6 feet of a sink in a dwelling must I GFCIs installed per 210.8 (A). Locating a GFCI where it is accessible will increase the likelihood that the GFCI will be tested by the user.

Section 210. P&S Cat #s: 1595HG. A receptacle located within 6 feet of a sink in other areas must be GFCI protected.us . 2095HG Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.8(B)(6) GFCI Protection of Indoor Wet Location Receptacles PZ1624 I GFCI protection is required for 15A and 20A.us P&S Cat #s: 1595.8(B)(5) has been revised to make it clear that GFCI protection is not required for receptacles located near sinks in patient bed locations of general care or critical care areas. 125V receptacles within 6 feet of sinks except in patient bed locations in general care or critical care areas. An indoor wet location is an area such as a car wash or food processing facility.legrand.8(B)(5) Exception No. This exception does not apply to other locations in Health Care Facilities. There is concern that receptacles located near hand washing sinks in these areas may be used for patient care life support.Page 4 Page 5 SECTION 210. Critical Care Areas and General Care Areas are defined in Article 517 of the code. This new requirement will insure that receptacles in indoor wet locations are provided with the same level of GFCI protection. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. Receptacles located in indoor wet locations are exposed to the same potentially hazardous conditions that exist in outdoor wet locations. I 15A and 20A. Patient Bed Locations. The exception is specific to General and Critical Care Areas. 125V receptacles located in indoor wet locations are required to be GFCI protected.2 to (5) GFCI Protection of Receptacles Near Sinks in Health Care Facilities SECTION 210. This new section has been added to the 2011 NEC® to require GFCI protection for receptacles located in indoor wet locations in other than dwellings. monitoring. and other portable patient care equipment that should not be plugged into a receptacle protected by a GFCI.legrand. The exception to Section 210.8(B)(4) requires outdoor receptacles to be GFCI protected.

such as a hair dryer. people with bare feet exposed to the damp tile floor of a locker room.8(B)(8) GFCI Protection for Receptacles in Commercial Garages I 15A and 20A.8(A)(2). electrical hand tools or portable lighting equipment is used must be GFCI protected. 125V receptacles in garages where electrical diagnostic I 15A and 20A. 210.us .8(B)(7) GFCI Protection of Receptacles in Locker Rooms SECTION 210.Page 6 Page 7 SECTION 210. Section 511. equipment. ensures that the same level of GFCI protection for receptacles will be provided in all garages.legrand.8(B)(8). electrical hand tools and portable lighting equipment are used.12 requires GFCI protection for receptacles in commercial service and repair garages where volatile flammable liquids or gases are used for vehicle fuel or power. the use of electrical personal grooming equipment. GFCI protection for receptacles in dwelling unit garages is required by Section 210. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.legrand. A shower located near a locker room may create a hazardous condition. service bays and similar areas where electrical diagnostic equipment. P&S Cat #s: 1595. 125V receptacles located in a locker room with an associated shower facility must be GFCI protected. all contribute to the increased risk of electrical shock. GFCI protection is now required for receptacles located in locker rooms that have an associated shower facility. An example of a garage or service area not previously covered is a service facility for plug-in electric hybrid vehicles. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. GFCI protected receptacles will provide a significantly increased level of safety in this type of environment. This new Section. The damp and wet conditions in a locker room due to proximity to a shower.us P&S Cat #s: 1595.

the requirements for AFCI protection that were stated in Section 210. dens. 210. A new section. The definition has been relocated to Article 100 in the 2011 NEC®. IMC. recreation rooms. In the 2008 NEC® the definition for an AFCI was in section 210.12(A) Exception 1&2 Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Protection of Outlets in Dwellings SECTION 210.12(B) in the 2008 NEC® have been moved to section 210. bedrooms.12(A) in the 2011 NEC® requires AFCI protection for 120 volt. sunrooms. Either device may be used to meet the requirements of 210. 1 – The branch circuit conductors from the origin of the branch circuit to the first outlet are installed in RMC. As a result of moving the AFCI definition to article 100. living rooms.legrand. Section 210. Section 210. Exception No.12(A). 2 – The branch circuit conductors from the branch circuit overcurrent device to the first outlet are installed in listed metal or nonmetallic conduit or tubing encased in at least 2 inches of concrete.Page 8 Page 9 SECTION 210. hallways. parlors. or similar rooms or areas. Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. closets.12(B) Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) Protection of Outlets in Dwellings I A Circuit Breaker or Receptacle Type AFCI must provide protection of I A Receptacle Type AFCI may provide protection of the branch circuit.legrand. libraries. dens. dining rooms.12(A). dining rooms.12(A) in the 2011 NEC® requires AFCI protection for 120 volt.12(A) permit a receptacle type Outlet Branch Circuit AFCI to provide the required protection when located at the first outlet of the branch circuit under the following conditions: Exception No. MC cable or steel armored AC cable. 15 and 20 amp branch circuits supplying outlets in family rooms.12(A). closets. has been added to require AFCI protection for branch circuit modifications and extensions of the circuits specified in Section 210. The exceptions to 210. The AFCI protection for the modified or extended circuits may be a listed Combination AFCI at the origin of the branch circuit or a listed Outlet Branch Circuit AFCI located at the first receptacle outlet of the circuit. branch circuit extensions and modifications. Metal outlet and junction boxes must also be used between the origin of the branch circuit and the first outlet. libraries. The Combination AFCI located at the origin of the branch circuit is typically a circuit breaker AFCI. parlors. sunrooms. or similar rooms or areas.12(B).us Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. hallways. recreation rooms. The Outlet Branch Circuit AFCI located at the first receptacle outlet will be a receptacle type AFCI.12(B). 15 and 20 amp branch circuits supplying outlets in family rooms.us . living rooms. EMT. bedrooms.

us P&S Cat #s: 885. are taken into account and are not included when determining the unbroken width of a wall space. has been added to make it clear that the countertop receptacles installed to comply with Section 210.us . Section 210. 3232.52(A)(4).legrand.52(A) provides the spacing requirements for the installation of receptacles in dwellings. 3232TR Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. When measured horizontally along the floor line of a wall space no point may be more than 6 feet from a receptacle. P&S Cat #s: 885. This insures that fixed cabinets. 3232TR Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.52(A). general provisions for receptacle spacing. this section has been revised to include fixed cabinets. 885TR. A new section. 885TR. such as kitchen cabinets. 3232.52(C) may not be considered as the receptacles that meet the general provision installation requirements for receptacles in Section 210.legrand. In addition to openings.52(A)(2)(1) Receptacle Spacing in Dwelling Units SECTION 210.52(A)(2)(1) defines a wall space as any space that is at least 2 feet wide and is uninterrupted along the floor line by an opening. The countertop receptacles are intended to serve the appliances that are used on a countertop space.Page 10 Page 11 SECTION 210. 210. Section 210.52(A)(4) Countertop Receptacles I Fixed cabinets are not included in determining the unbroken wall I Receptacles serving countertops are not considered as meeting the space for receptacle spacing.

#s: KP2345. P&S Cat #s: 1595.52(D) have been revised to permit listed receptacle outlet assemblies to be installed in kitchen and bathroom countertops. A typical receptacle assembly for this application is a pop up type of receptacle having a cover that is flush with the countertop when not in use and pops up when operated to reveal the receptacle face.legrand. such as liquid spills and splashing.52(C)(4) Separate Countertop Spaces SECTION 210. sections 210. it was recognized that Section 210. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.52(C)(4) is the section that deals with separate countertop spaces.us Wiremold Cat. Although the requirement has not changed. I Listed receptacle assemblies may be installed in kitchen and bathroom countertops. range or sink have been moved from the general Section 210. KP9999 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.Page 12 Page 13 SECTION 210. However.us .52(C)(4). The receptacle assemblies must be listed to insure that they have been evaluated to function properly when exposed to conditions likely to be encountered in countertop installations.4(E) prohibits the installation of receptacles in a face up position in countertops. This change has been made to allow the installation of receptacle assemblies in the top surface of a countertop.52(C)(5) and 210.legrand.52(C)(5) and 210. The conditions describing when a countertop space is divided into separate countertop spaces by a counter-mounted cooking unit. Section 406.52(C) to subsection 210.52(D) Receptacles in Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops I Receptacles are required in separate countertop spaces.

Garages and Accessory Buildings I The receptacle must be located within the perimeter of the balcony. where electrical equipment is utilized. P&S Cat #s: 1595TRWR. 2095TRWR. other than garages. 1595DS. garage and accessory building in one family dwellings. I At least one receptacle outlet is required in each basement.Page 14 Page 15 SECTION 210. WIUC10 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. deck or porch of a dwelling.legrand. The 2008 NEC® had an exception stating that for areas less than 20 ft2 a receptacle was not required. porches and balconies having an area less than specified in the exception. 2095TRWR. At least one 125 volt.us P&S Cat #s: 1595TRWR. Many dwellings have additional buildings.52(E)(3) Receptacles on Balconies. 1595DS.legrand. Accessory buildings have been added as a location where at least one receptacle must be installed. deck or porch. Decks and Porches SECTION 210.us . 2095DS. 2095DS Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.8(A)(2) requires the receptacle to be GFCI protected. 15 or 20 amp outdoor receptacle must be provided to serve a balcony. Section 210. The 2011 NEC® has deleted this exception recognizing that electrically operated products could be used on decks. The receptacle must be located within the perimeter of the balcony. This requirement is intended to avoid the use of extension cords routed from an inside receptacle through windows or doorways to supply holiday lighting and other electrically operated products used outdoors.52(G) Receptacles in Basements. deck or porch.

us . P&S Cat. UL 1449.Page 16 Page 17 SECTION 210. A foyer having an area of greater than 60 ft² must have a receptacle located in each continuous wall that has a width of at least 3 ft that is unbroken by a floor to ceiling window. 3232TR Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. #s: 5362GRYSP. a door or other similar opening. This change recognizes that many homes are built with large foyers. TR5362GRYSP. the Standard for Surge Protective Devices. Type 3 Surge Protective Devices (SPD) installed on the load side of the branch circuit overcurrent protection were required by Section 285.us Technical Support 800-223-4185 Wiremold Cat. Type 3 SPDs are typically cord connected power strips or receptacle type devices. PT5362GRYSP P&S Cat #s: 885TR. I Type 3 SPDs are permitted to be installed on the load side of the branch circuit overcurrent protection.25 of the 2008 NEC® to be located at least 30 feet from the service. Lamps and other cord and plug connected electrical equipment will be located in these foyers and receptacles are required for connection of this equipment.legrand.52(I) Receptacle Outlets in Dwelling Unit Foyers SECTION 285.” If this marking does not appear on the SPD or in the instruction sheet the Type 3 SPD may be installed anywhere in the branch circuit. M6S www. In the 2011 NEC® this section has been revised to state that the requirement to install the Type 3 SPD at least 30 feet from the service is necessary only when specified in the manufacturers instructions. requires a Type 3 SPD that has not been evaluated by the additional testing to be marked “CAUTION – Do not install this device if there is not at least 10 meters (30 feet) or more of wire between the electrical outlet and the electrical service panel. #s: M6BZ.legrand. Receptacle outlets will now be required in foyers. This change recognizes that a Type 3 SPD that has been subjected to additional testing may be installed anywhere in the branch circuit on the load side of the overcurrent protection.25 Type 3 Surge-Protective Devices (Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors) I Receptacles must be installed in foyers.

us P&S Cat #s: S118R. This requirement previously applied only to utilization equipment.15(B)(2) and Tables 310. Section 314.15(B)(16).15(B)(16) in the 2011 NEC®. The ambient temperature correction factors have been removed from the allowable ampacity Tables and now appear relocated to new section 310. I A box must have sufficient depth for the installation of a large device or utilization equipment. The reorganization of Article 310 has resulted in the renumbering of most of the sections and tables and the relocation of some of the requirements. There have also been changes to the allowable ampacities for several different conductor sizes in Table 310. S122R.16 for the allowable ampacities of conductors is now Table 310.legrand. P122R www.24 specifies the depth of the box and the required clearance.Page 18 Page 19 ARTICLE 310 Conductors for General Wiring SECTION 314. MC-V2400BC Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.legrand.24 has been revised for the 2011 NEC® to include devices. taking into consideration a variety of conductor sizes.us Technical Support 800-223-4185 .15(B)(2)(b). P118R. Section 314. Wiremold Cat #s: V2400D. This section of the code requires boxes to have sufficient depth to prevent damage to the conductors when devices or utilization equipment are installed as intended in the box.15(B)(2)(a) and 310. One notable change is that Table 310.24 Outlet and Device Box Depth I Article 310 has been reorganized and renumbered.

27(C) Outlet Boxes for Ceiling Fans I A box listed for support of a ceiling-suspended fan must be installed I Outlet boxes are permitted to support luminaires in walls and ceilings.27(C) has been revised to recognize that when a ceiling box is installed under these conditions it is likely that a ceilingsuspended fan will be installed on the box. the box must be listed for support of a fan. Section 314. if other than 50 pounds.com Technical Support 800-223-4185 . Section 314. C118WAC. separately switched. 55501.passandseymour.27(A) Outlet Boxes for Luminaires SECTION 314. 22200 www. Ceiling outlet boxes intended to support a luminaire must be able to support at least 50 pounds. plaster rings or other boxes when the luminaire is secured by at least two No.com P&S Cat #s: 55025. This requirement applies only to single and multi-family dwellings. An exception allows wall type luminaires weighing 6 pounds or less to be supported by device boxes. A wall box intended to support a luminaire must be marked to indicate the maximum weight of the luminaire to be supported. P&S Cat #s: 55501.passandseymour. S118W Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. S120HAC.27(A) has been revised to more clearly state the outlet box requirements for supporting luminaires at wall and ceiling outlets. When a ceiling box is installed in a location where a ceiling-suspended fan may be installed and when a spare.Page 20 Page 21 SECTION 314. ungrounded conductor is provided. S120RAC. 6 or larger screws. A box may be used to support a luminaire weighing more than 50 pounds if the box is listed and marked for the maximum luminaire weight to be supported. when a spare ungrounded conductor is provided.

23 applies only to field assembled multioutlet assemblies.2 Underfloor Raceways I Field assembled Multioutlet Assemblies must comply with wire bending space and pull box requirements. There was concern that conductors could be damaged when installed in field assembled multioutlet assemblies. Where a multioutlet assembly is used as a pull box for 4 AWG or larger insulated conductors. Section 380.us . Wiremold Cat #s: 20GB306.23(A) requires insulated conductors installed in a field assembled multioutlet assembly to comply with the wire bending space specifications in Table 312.23(B) requires compliance with Section 314.2 now provides a definition.legrand.23. specifies the wire bending space and pull requirements for conductors in field assembled multioutlet assemblies.us Wiremold Cat #s: D21210. 4-0 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. Section 380. Section 380. I A new definition for Underfloor Raceway has been added to the code. 380.6(A). Section 390. Another change to this Article is that Section 380. factory assembled multioutlet assemblies. The underfloor raceway may be equipped with junction boxes for access to the conductors as well as a wide variety of fittings such as floor boxes and pedestals that allow power.1 and SECTION 380. Underfloor Raceways are installed flush or beneath the floor surface and are intended for the installation of conductors.23 does not apply to listed. 2-0. D41210. A new Section. Article 380 provides the installation requirements for Multioutlet Assemblies.28(A)(1) for straight pulls and Section 314.legrand.23 Multioutlet Assemblies SECTION 390.28(A)(2) for angle pulls. voice and data connectivity. Technical Support 800-223-4185 20GB506 www.1 has been revised to add an informational note that directs the user to the definition of a Multioutlet Assembly in Article 100. Although the requirements in Article 390 for Underfloor Raceways remain the same.Page 22 Page 23 SECTION 380. Section 380.

2 – listed switch assemblies of nonmetallic construction as described in this new exception are not required to be connected to the equipment grounding conductor. 1. require low levels of stand-by current for proper operation. The use of electronic lighting control devices is expected to increase due to increased emphasis on energy efficient lighting systems. equipment grounding conductor. TM870.9(B)(1) and (2). & 3 Grounding of Snap Switches. The intent of this change in the code is to be certain that the lighting circuit grounded conductor is available for the proper operation of the lighting control device.2(C) Switches Controlling Lighting Loads SECTION 404.Page 24 Page 25 SECTION 404. In either case.2(C) allow for future installation of the grounded circuit conductor where there is access to the switch box in cable installations or where raceway is used to provide the conductors. the grounded circuit conductor can be provided after the initial installation. 3 – a snap switch with an integral nonmetallic enclosure as described in Section 300. WDT100.legrand. This ensures that operation of the control device does not rely on connection to the equipment grounding conductor. This rule ensures that a metal faceplate installed on the switch will be grounded. Many lighting control devices. There are three exceptions to this requirement: Exception No.15(E) is not required to be connected to the equipment grounding conductor. such as an occupancy sensor. Exceptions to Section 404.passandseymour. Where the replacement switch is installed 8 feet vertically or 5 feet horizontally from ground or grounded metal objects it must have a nonconducting faceplate secured by nonmetallic screws or the circuit must be protected by a GFCI. Dimmers and Similar Control Switches I A snap switch. The result is that there will be no undesirable current on the equipment grounding conductor. This section requires snap switches. 660 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. This is a new section that requires the grounded circuit conductor of the lighting circuit to be provided at the switch location.us .9(B) Exceptions Nos. the equipment grounding conductor is the only available conductor that can be used as a circuit conductor for this low level stand-by current. In many installations. dimmers and similar control switches to be connected to the equipment grounding conductor by the means specified in Section 404. P&S Cat #s: PTWSP250. Exception No. Exception No. 1 – A replacement switch is not required to be connected to the equipment grounding conductor where the equipment grounding conductor is not available in the switch enclosure. WSP250 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. CSB15AC1. 2. PT20AC1.com P&S Cat #s: PS20AC1. dimmer or similar control switch shall be connected to the I A grounded circuit conductor shall be provided at the switch location. This type of switch is commonly known as a self contained device (SCD).

TR5262.2 and 406. The exception permits the switch to be rated not less than the receptacle rating where the switch controls only one receptacle. 2621. supervision or personal care services are provided for more than four children under the age of seven. This new section establishes the rating of a switch used to control receptacle outlets. 885TR.14 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Child Care Areas I Snap switches must be rated not less than the rating of the overcurrent device protecting the circuit. 15 and 20 amp receptacles installed in child care facilities must be tamper-resistant.legrand.com .passandseymour.2 defines a child care facility as a location where educational. 1595TR.14 has been added to the code to require that all nonlocking 125 volt. P&S Cat #s: PS20AC1. 660 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. children have access to electrical receptacles and the potential for shock and burn incidents exist if a child inserts a foreign object into a receptacle.us P&S Cat #s: 3232TR.14(F) Snap Switch Rating for Plug and Cord Connected Loads SECTION 406. The switch must be rated not less than the rating of the overcurrent device protecting the circuit.Page 26 Page 27 SECTION 404. TM870. Section 406. TM870. Section 406. TM8HWLTR. This change in the code recognizes that even in supervised facilities. CSB15AC1. such as child care areas. TR26262 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. I Tamper-resistant receptacles are required in child care facilities.

This new section requires AFCI protection for a replacement receptacle.legrand. specified areas of dwelling units and pediatric locations. When a replacement receptacle is installed on a branch circuit that requires AFCI protection. Sections 406. Section 406.4(D)(4) Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter Protection of Replacement Receptacles SECTION 406.13.12. 3232TR Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. guest rooms.legrand.12. 2014. 406.a listed combination type AFCI circuit breaker providing protection of the branch circuit Section 406. P&S Cat #s: 1595TR.us . Branch circuits that require AFCI protection are specified in Section 210.4(D)(4) becomes effective January 1. the replacement receptacle must be provided with AFCI protection.the replacement receptacle is a listed Outlet Branch Circuit type AFCI . guest suites.14 and 517. TM8HWLTR. 885TR.4(D)(5) is a new section that requires a replacement receptacle to be tamper-resistant when installed in any of the locations specified in the code that require a tamper-resistant receptacle. resistant receptacles are required by the code.the replacement receptacle may be protected by a listed Outlet Branch Circuit type AFCI receptacle located upstream from the replacement receptacle .Page 28 Page 29 SECTION 406.4(D)(5) Tamper-Resistant Replacement Receptacles I AFCI protection must be provided for replacement receptacles on I Replacement receptacles must be tamper resistant where tamper- branch circuits that require AFCI protection.us Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.18(C) require the installation of listed tamper-resistant receptacles in child care facilities. 406. AFCI protection for the replacement receptacle may be provided by one of the following methods: .

legrand.Page 30 Page 31 SECTION 406.6 to ensure that faceplates for receptacles installed in a recessed box effectively close the opening.legrand. Technical Support 800-223-4185 RFB4.9 requires the installation of listed weather-resistant receptacles in wet and damp locations.us . RFB11 www. opening. Section 406. WIUC10 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.4(D)(6) is a new section that requires a replacement receptacle to be a weatherresistant receptacle when installed in any of the locations specified in the code that require a weather-resistant receptacle. #s: 1595TRWR.6 Recessed Receptacle Faceplates I Replacement receptacles must be weather resistant where weather- I Faceplates for recessed mounted receptacles must effectively close the resistant receptacles are required by the code.4(D)(6) Weather-Resistant Replacement Receptacles SECTION 406. 2095TRWR.us Wiremold Cat #s: CRFB4. Section 406. RFB9. This new requirement has been added to section 406. P&S Cat.

The exceptions include receptacles located more than 5-1/2 feet above the floor.12 has been revised to limit the tamper-resistant requirement to the nonlocking type of receptacle.12 has been revised to allow exceptions to the tamperresistant receptacle requirement.12 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles for Dwelling Units I Extra Duty While-In-Use Covers are required when the outlet box is I 15A and 20A. Section 406. 125 volt receptacles in all areas of dwellings specified in Section 210. The covers must be listed and marked “Extra Duty. 125 and 250 volt receptacles installed in wet locations.52 must be tamper-resistant.” tamper resistant. The exceptions recognize that there are receptacles that cannot be easily reached by children and there are receptacles specified in Section 210. 3232TR Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. 885TR. This section has been revised to require an “Extra Duty” While-In-Use cover in installations where the box is supported from grade in other than one and two family dwellings.52 that are not considered to meet the receptacle installation requirements in dwellings. WIUC10 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. These covers.legrand.legrand. wood braces or other free standing rigid supports can withstand the severe service conditions expected in these installations. provide protection for the receptacles both when a plug is inserted and when there is no plug inserted into the receptacle. In addition.us P&S Cat #s: 1595TR.12 requires that 15 and 20 amp. 125V receptacles in dwellings must be listed supported from grade. The intent of this revision in the code is to ensure that covers mounted on boxes supported by conduit. stanchions.Page 32 Page 33 SECTION 406. P&S Cat #s: WIUCAST1.us . Section 406. commonly referred to as While-In-Use covers. TM8HWLTR. Section 406. The “Extra Duty” covers are evaluated to more demanding test requirements than general purpose covers. receptacles in a dedicated space for appliances that cannot be easily moved and receptacles that are part of a luminaire or appliance.9(B)(1) Receptacles in Wet Locations SECTION 406. This section was previously added to the code in response to the numerous reported electrical injuries to children resulting from the insertion of conductive foreign objects into receptacles.9(B)(1) requires a weatherproof cover for 15 and 20 amp. Section 406.

Section 406. Section 430. Previously. PS5269XGCM.13 Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Guest Rooms and Guest Suites SECTIONS 430. Both of these sections have been revised to recognize that a motor may be connected to the branch circuit by not only a plug and receptacle but also by a cord connector. These locations are often occupied by children and present hazards similar to other locations such as dwellings that require tamper-resistant receptacles. The motor disconnect may be a plug and receptacle or a flanged surface inlet and a cord connector.50(A).109(F) has been revised to include a flanged surface inlet and cord connector as a motor disconnect means.81(B) and 430. P&S Cat #s: 1595TR. TR5262. WPG1 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. 5278SS.legrand.us P&S Cat #s: 5262. 430. Guest rooms and guests suites are defined in Article 100 of the NEC®. 125V receptacles in guest rooms and guest suites must be listed tamper-resistant. TM8HWLTR.13 is a new Section that requires nonlocking 15 and 20 amp. a cord connector may be supplied by a permanently connected cord pendant. this section recognized only a plug and receptacle as the disconnect means. or a cord connector.legrand. Per Section 210. TR26262 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. 885TR.109(F) Cord and Plug Connected Motors I Motors may be connected to the branch circuit by a plug and receptacle I 15A and 20A. 3232TR.42(C).us .Page 34 Page 35 SECTION 406. 125 volt receptacles in guest rooms and guest suites to be tamper-resistant. PS5266XGCM.

metal boxes and non-current carrying conductive surfaces.13(A) and (B) may not be adequately achieved when using isolated ground receptacles. 8300HI Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.us . An exception permits an equipment bonding jumper to connect the receptacle and box to the equipment grounding conductor.13(B) are intended to more clearly state the requirements for the connection of the insulated equipment bonding conductor to receptacles.16 Isolated Ground Receptacles in Health Care Facilities I This section is restructured to provide the requirements for the connection of the insulated equipment grounding conductor in patient care areas.Page 36 Page 37 SECTION 517. The revisions to Section 517. P&S Cat #s: TRIG8300.legrand.13(B)(1)(2) Grounding of Receptacles in Patient Care Areas of Health Care Facilities SECTION 517. Section 517. IG8300 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.us P&S Cat #s: TR62HI.legrand. I Isolated ground receptacles are no longer permitted in patient care areas.16 has been revised to prohibit the use of isolated ground receptacles in patient care areas. There was concern that the redundant grounding required by Sections 517.

2. The revision to this section closely parallels the wording in NFPA 99.3.18(B) and 517.20(A) Receptacles in Wet Procedure Location Patient Care Areas I Patient bed location receptacles may be single. 8201. 8300W. duplex or quadruplex.us .20(A). in addition to single and duplex receptacles. titled Receptacles and Fixed equipment.1.8. to interrupt the power supply if the ground fault current exceeds 6 mA. requires the power distribution system in wet procedure patient care areas to either limit the ground fault current due to a first fault to a low value without interrupting the power. P&S Cat #s: 420HI. The requirements for patient bed receptacles in general care areas and critical care areas have been revised to include quadruplex receptacles.Page 38 Page 39 SECTION 517.19(B)(2) Patient Bed Location Receptacles in Health Care Facilities SECTION 517. Section 517. as the type of receptacles that may be installed to meet the minimum receptacle requirements for theses areas. Section 4. PT8300 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. 8200HI Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. or.legrand. PTTR8300. I The power distribution system must limit the ground fault current.us P&S Cat #s: 8300HI.legrand.2.

125V receptacles. This effectively means that portable GFCIs should be listed products. 125V nonlocking receptacles. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. Section 525.us P&S Cat #s: 1595.23(B) previously stated that receptacles are not required to be GFCI protected if the receptacles are of the locking type and they are used for the quick connect and disconnect of equipment. P&S Cat #s 1594CMM Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.6 do not apply. Section 525.23 GFCI Protection for Carnivals.legrand. Fairs I Ground fault circuit interrupter protection required in exhibition halls. with the exception that the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) requirements of 590.Page 40 Page 41 SECTION 518. A revision to this section includes the additional condition that the receptacles that are unprotected by a GFCI must also not be accessible from grade level.us . I GFCI protection is required for 15A and 20A. section 518.23(A) has been rewritten to clearly state in enforceable language the requirement for GFCI protection of 15A and 20A. An additional revision to this section requires that portable GFCIs must meet the requirements for a listed product.legrand. However.3(B) Temporary Wiring in Exhibition Halls SECTION 525. Temporary wiring in exhibition halls may be installed in accordance with Article 590. Circuses.3(B) has been revised to state that all other GFCI requirements in the code apply in this type of installation.

This section has been revised to delete the exception which allowed receptacles not to be GFCI protected where the receptacles were installed for use with appliances in a dedicated space. P&S Cat #s: 1595.us P&S Cat #s: 1595. Section 550. 125V receptacles requiring GFCI protection.us . In addition to the previous wording of the requirement. This section now references the exceptions in Section 210.8(A) as the only permitted exceptions.legrand.13(F)(1) Receptacles Near Bathtubs and Shower Stalls in Mobile/Manufactured Homes I Receptacles shall not be installed within or directly over a bathtub or I 15A and 20A. the section has been revised to make it clear that a receptacle may not be installed directly over a bathtub or shower stall. shower stall. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.13(B) GFCI Protection of Receptacles in Mobile/Manufactured Homes SECTION 550. 2095 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.Page 42 Page 43 SECTION 550. This section restricted the installation of a receptacle within a bathtub or shower stall.13(B) specifies the receptacles that must be GFCI protected in mobile and manufactured homes.legrand.

parlors.48(K) has been changed to “Receptacle Faceplates. dens.47(L) and SECTION 552. sunrooms. Section 550.5(A) and (C). The AFCI protection must comply with Section 210.25 AFCI Protection of Branch Circuits in Mobile/Manufactured Homes SECTION 551.48(K) Receptacle Faceplates in Recreational Vehicles and Park Trailers I Additional 15 and 20A. hallways. The title of Section 551.legrand. 120V branch circuit outlets must be AFCI protected.” Both sections have been revised to refer to Section 406. libraries. TP8 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. closets. living rooms. I Faceplates must comply with Section 406.us Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. This section previously required AFCI protection for 120V branch circuits that supply 15A and 20A receptacles installed in bedrooms.25 has been revised to require AFCI protection for 120 volt branch circuits supplying 15A and 20A receptacles in family rooms.Page 44 Page 45 SECTION 550. or similar rooms or areas. P&S Cat #s: 5262. dining rooms.47(L) and Section 552.5(A) and (C) for the specific requirements for metallic and nonmetallic faceplates.us . In addition to the AFCI protection for bedroom branch circuits.12(B).legrand. recreation rooms.

8(A) and (B).59(A) Park Trailer Outdoor Receptacles and Switches SECTION 590. P&S Cat #s: WR20TR. This change in the code recognizes that receptacles in temporary installations will be exposed to the same wet locations environment as any other outdoor installation and must be provided with the necessary protection to ensure continued safe operation of the receptacle. WR5362 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.4(D)(2) Receptacles in Temporary Installations I Receptacles in wet locations in temporary installations must meet the I Switches and receptacles must meet outdoor installation requirements.6(D)(2) is a new section that requires receptacles that are in wet locations in temporary installations to comply with Section 406.legrand. A requirement for outdoor switches to comply with Section 404. WR5362 Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.59(A) has been revised to require outdoor receptacles to comply with Sections 406. requirements in section 406.4 has also been added to this section.9(B)(1).us P&S Cat #s: WR20TR. Section 509.us .Page 46 Page 47 SECTION 552. Section 552. outdoor receptacles on park trailers had to be provided with a gasketed cover for use in wet locations. These revisions make certain that the appropriate protection is provided for switches and receptacles installed outdoors.legrand. In the 2008 NEC®.9(B)(1).

There is also a 240 volt charger that provides a faster charge time. modular. Surface Nonmetallic Raceways. Other surface raceway type products must meet the requirements of the code article that applies. The NEC requires that all chargers have a number of integral safety features. such as. A listed surface raceway intended for use as a manufactured wiring system is evaluated to UL 183. including personnel protection against electric shock. modular.Page 48 Page 49 SECTION 604. L2EVSE16 www. surface raceway as one of the construction components of a manufactured wiring system. the standards for metal and nonmetallic surface raceways. Section 604. The code also covers other types of surface raceway products. Technical Support 800-223-4185 ALA4800 Series www. This type of surface raceway construction when used as a manufactured wiring system has a rating of 600 volts. These products are evaluated to UL5 and UL5A. A prewired. These are electric vehicle chargers that have a plug for connection to the EV inlet and also have a means for connection to the premises wiring to provide power.6 provides the construction requirements for Manufactured I Article 625 includes a definition for the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Wiring Systems. Article 386. (PHEV). The 120 volt charger is typically a portable unit that plugs into a standard NEMA 5-15 or 5-20 receptacle. Article 604 applies only to Manufactured Wiring Systems.us Technical Support 800-223-4185 . Surface Metal Raceways and Article 388.us P&S Cat #s: L1EVSE.legrand.6(A)(5) is a new section that specifies listed prewired.legrand. 20 amps. Both all-electric vehicles and PHEV’s can be charged using cord connected Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. A PHEV is a type of electric vehicle powered by both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. Multioutlet Assemblies. surface raceway that is a component of a Manufactured Wiring System must meet the requirements of Article 604.6(A)(5) Manufactured Wiring Systems SECTION 625 Electric Vehicle Charging System I Section 604. Wiremold Cat #s: ALA3800 Series. Article 380. the Standard for Manufactured Wiring Systems. such as Multioutlet Assemblies in Article 380 and Surface Metal and Nonmetallic Raceways in Articles 386 and 388.

1595DS. WIUC10. GFCI protection is required for both plug connected and direct connected pool pump motors. The change to this section adds the 15 and 20 amp ratings of the receptacle which were not previously specified. I Receptacles within 20 feet of a storable pool must be GFCI protected.21(C).22(B) to Section 680. 2095TRWR. The requirement remains the same except that the voltage ratings have been changed from 120 or 240 volt to 120 through 240 volt. 15 and 20 amp receptacles within 20 feet of the inside walls of a storable pool must be GFCI protected.21(C) GFCI Protection of Pool Pump Motors SECTION 680. 125 volt.us .legrand. P&S Cat #s: 1595TRWR. 1595DS.Page 50 Page 51 SECTION 680.32 Receptacles Near Storable Pools 20' I Outlets supplying pool pump motors must be GFCI protected. The requirement for the GFCI protection of pool pump motor outlets has been moved from Section 680. 2095DS Technical Support 800-223-4185 www.legrand.us P&S Cat #s: 1595TRWR. 2095TRWR. 2095DS Technical Support 800-223-4185 www. WIUC10.

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