Code Quiz: Equipment Door Stops and Cover Plates

For electrical equipment operating over 1,000V nominal, external hinged doors or covers shall be provided with _______ to hold them in _______ position?

A) hooks / upright
B) a key / locked
C) stops / open
D) a rubber insulating device / closed

See the answer below.









Answer: C

Section 490.38 of the 2017 NEC covers the requirements for door stops and cover plates. As noted in the first sentence of this Section, “External hinged doors or covers shall be provided with stops to hold them in the open position.”


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