Defining a tap conductor

Code Q&A: Defining a Tap Conductor

Q. What is the Code definition of a “tap conductor”?

 

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This answer is based on the 2017 NEC.

A. The NEC defines a tap conductor as a conductor, other than a service conductor, that has overcurrent protection rated more than the ampacity of a conductor. See Sec. 240.21(A) and Sec. 240.21(B) for details [240.2], as shown in the Figure.

 

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