In our January 2019 "Wizard of Watts" I wrote about the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC) and how to prepare for the coming changes. The take away from that newsletter was "the 30- and 50-amp circuits feeding the RV are not required to have GFCI protection. Preventing the inclusion of GFCI protection of 30- and 50-amp RV… Continue reading GFCI: The Device You Love to Hate
Giving Your Park Every Advantage We attend quite a few state and national RV park association meetings and I get asked questions about the future of our industry; most are about what new electrical rules are on the horizon, what new products are in the works, or if I know of a product that will… Continue reading WIRING FOR THE FUTURE
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?