Stumped by the Code? When to Place Two Conductors on the Same Terminal

Stumped by the Code? When to Place Two Conductors on the Same Terminal

Your most pressing National Electrical Code (NEC) questions answered

All questions and answers are based on the 2011 NEC.

Q. When am I permitted to place two conductors on the same terminal?

A. Terminals for more than one conductor and terminals used for aluminum conductors must be identified for this purpose, either within the equipment instructions or on the terminal itself [110.14(A)].

Split-bolt connectors are commonly listed for only two conductors, although some are listed for three.

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