Code Q&A: Definition of Emergency System

How does the Code define "emergency system"?

Q. What does the Code define as an “emergency system”?

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A. The NEC defines an emergency system in Sec. 700.2 as follows: “Those systems legally required and classed as emergency by municipal, state, federal, or other codes, or by any governmental agency having jurisdiction. These systems are intended to automatically supply illumination, power, or both, to designated areas and equipment in the event of fa

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