Branch Circuits and the NEC

Branch Circuits and the NEC

Some of the most common Code violations in commercial/industrial applications occur in branch circuits. Avoid those by understanding the key requirements.

A branch circuit consists of the conductors between the final overcurrent protection device (OCPD) and the point of use outlets [Art. 100] (Fig. 1). Article 210 contains requirements for installing these circuits.

Specific-purpose branch circuits (identified in Table 210.2) have additional requirements [210.2]. These amend or supplement the provisions given in Art. 210, so it’s important to check the application against Table 210.2. Note that Art. 210 doesn’t ap

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