Service-Entrance Cable Requirements

Overhead service-entrance conductors of Type SE cable can be formed in a _____ and taped with self-sealing weather-resistant thermoplastic.

a) loop
b) circle
c) gooseneck
d) none of the above

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) gooseneck

Service-entrance conductor requirements are outlined in Part IV of Art. 230. Sec. 230.54 focuses on the requirements for overhead service locations. More specifically, as per 230.54(B), "Service-entrance cables shall be equipped with a service head. The service head shall be listed for use in wet locations." An Exception notes: "Type SE cable shall be permitted to be formed in a gooseneck and taped with a self-sealing weather-resistant thermoplastic."


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