Testing Legally Required Standby Systems

Legally required standby systems that are tested upon installation and found to be acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction shall not be required to undergo any future tests unless the equipment is modified.

a) True
b) False

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: b) False

Article 701 provisions apply to the electrical safety of the installation, operation, and maintenance of legally required standby systems. As noted in Sec. 701.3(B), "Systems shall be tested periodically on a schedule and in a manner acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction to ensure the systems are maintained in proper operating condition."


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