Part 2 Another safety issue is reverse polarity. Reverse polarity is the switching of the hot and neutral wires in a circuit. Reverse polarity is prevented in personal and home electrical devices by one of the blades on 15 and 20 amp plugs being wider than the other blade. When a wire is crossed in… Continue reading NEC 2020 CODE CHANGES
A Major Topic of the 2020 National Electric Code Update The triannual update to the National Electric Code (NEC) is nearly complete and is due for publishing later this year for states and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to adopt and implement at the beginning of 2020. In my state of Washington, the new editions… Continue reading GFCI PROTECTION
How they will affect you in 2020? During the 2017 code cycle, changes in a general section of the code concerning ground fault protection were implemented. However, these changes were interpreted by many AHJ’s as applying to special occupancies such as Farm Buildings, RV’s and RV Parks. These changes would require ground fault protection on 30… Continue reading NEC ARTICLE CHANGES
Reverse Polarity Detectors and Your RV Where can you find reverse polarity? Could be on the park side of the pedestalThe RV side of the pedestal, and in some casesNeighboring RV’s (if connected to the same loop feed circuit or distribution panel) Because of this danger, the new 2020 code will require that new RVs… Continue reading TAKE ACTION NOW, SAVE LATER
The National Electric Code is a series of standards for all kinds of electrical situations that occur in our daily lives. The standards developed by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) have no regulatory effect until adopted by Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) such as a state, county or city authority. The benefits of a standard allow:… Continue reading DO YOU KNOW THE NEC?