All questions and answers are based on the 2011 NEC.
Q. What is the NEC requirement for disconnects for a motor?
A. A disconnecting means is required for each motor controller, and it must be located within sight from the controller [430.102(A)]. According to Art. 100, “within sight” means that it’s visible and not more than 50 ft from one to the other.
A motor disconnect must be provided in accordance with either one of