Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for a Building Service Disconnecting Means

Stumped by the Code? NEC Requirements for a Building Service Disconnecting Means

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

All questions and answers are based on the 2014 NEC.

Q. What are the requirements for a building service disconnecting means?

A. The service disconnecting means must open all service-entrance conductors from the building premises wiring [230.70]. It must be placed at a readily accessible location either outside the building or inside nearest the point of service conductor entry [230.70(A)(1)] (Fig. 1).

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