Bootleg lighting system

Ernest Crowder from Fredericksburg, Va., an electrician with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recently troubleshot a generator switchgear problem. When he opened the cabinet door on the switchgear, he discovered this temporary lampholder that was being used as a permanent fuseholder. It had a 15A fuse in it that was used to protect and supply some permanent lighting. Section 410.47 covers the

Ernest Crowder from Fredericksburg, Va., an electrician with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recently troubleshot a generator switchgear problem. When he opened the cabinet door on the switchgear, he discovered this “temporary lampholder” that was being used as a “permanent fuseholder.” It had a 15A fuse in it that was used to protect and supply some permanent lighting. Section 410.47 covers the installation of lampholders of the screw-shell type. They must be installed for use as lampholders only.

NOTE: It looks like the bushing used on the conduit violates Section 300.4(F) Insulated Fittings. Where raceways containing ungrounded conductors 4 AWG or larger enter a cabinet, box enclosure or raceway, the conductors are required to be protected by a substantial fitting providing a smoothly-rounded insulating surface, unless the conductors are separated from the fitting or raceway by substantial insulating material that is securely fastened in place.

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