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Code Quiz: Snap Switches

NEC guidelines on snap switches


Fill in the blanks with the appropriate answer.

A snap switch rated 30A, directly connected to aluminum conductors, shall be ______ and marked _______.

A. identified / CU/AL

B. identified / copper only

C. listed / CO/ALR

D. none of the above


Answer: D

Section 404.14(C) does not address 30A rated snap switches. This section of the Code does address snap switches rated 20A or less directly connected to aluminum conductors, which shall be listed and marked CO/ALR.

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