Electrical Services, Part 11

Know the requirements and exceptions to 230.46.

A commonly held misperception is that you can’t splice service-entrance conductors. Actually, you can [230.46] and sometimes you should. It’s an engineering decision, not an NEC-based decision.

A few reasons to avoid splicing service-entrance conductors are you add connections that:

  • Are potential points of failure.
  • Must be inspected and maintained.
  • Develop a resistance.
  • Are most likely diff

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