Stumped by the Code? Location of the Service Disconnecting Means

Stumped by the Code? Location of the Service Disconnecting Means

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

All questions and answers are based on the 2011 NEC.

Q. What are the requirements for the location of the service disconnecting means?

A. The service disconnecting means must be placed at a readily accessible location either outside the building/structure, or inside nearest the point of service conductor entry [230.70(A)(1)] (Figure).

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