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NEC 2020 Proposals-Public Comment thru August 30

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by STEVETERRY, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. STEVETERRY

    STEVETERRY Well-Known Member

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    Proposed changes to the National Electrical Code 2020 edition are now open for public comment through August 30, 2018 here:
    https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-stan...-and-standards/detail?code=70&tab=nextedition

    Proposed changes to the entertainment articles of the Code are largely editorial. One interesting exception is proposed 520.68(A)(2), which would allow Hard Usage cable (type SJ and derivatives) in theatres in "protected applications" up to 100' in length. Currently, Extra-Hard Usage cable (type S and derivatives) is required in all theatre applications except breakout assembles, stand lamp cords, twofers and adapters, and luminaire supply cords. This proposal represents a significant expansion of allowed type SJ uses.

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  2. BillConnerFASTC

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    Going through this, which is the quickest way to see just the 520 changes? Going through 3295 pages is not easy.
     
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    Are you looking at the First Draft Report? There should be a hot linked table of contents on the left of the screen. You can go right to article 520.

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    So what does protected applications mean? I'm assuming its, supported on a pipe or in a set unit and such. And maybe avoid the floor, as per usual.

    Thanks Steve for your work on this.
     

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