Testing Legally Required Standby Power Systems

Testing legally required standby system lighting and power systems during maximum anticipated load conditions shall be avoided so as not to tax the standby system unnecessarily.

a) True
b) False

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) False

The provisions of Art. 701 apply to installation, operation, and maintenance of legally-required standby systems. Section 701.3 outlines the test and maintenance requirements set forth by the Code. As per 701.3(E), "Means for testing legally required standby systems under load shall be provided."

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