The NEC and Storage Batteries

The NEC and Storage Batteries

Code rules for battery installations provide a critical part of what you need to know for a safe and reliable installation.

Article 480 provides the electrical installation requirements for all stationary installations of electrical storage batteries (Photo). If you have batteries for photovoltaic (PV) systems, the additional requirements of Art. 690, Part VIII apply. But covering a battery system from square one to end of life requires far more knowledge than what is in Art. 480 (see SIDEBAR: Beyond Article 480

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