3 Major Changes to the Electrical Code

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3 Major Changes to the Electrical Code this year

There were 3 Major Changes to the NEC electrical code this year. The National Electrical Code sets the minimum standard for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to keep people and property protected from electrical hazards. The NEC is revised every three years using public input, commentary, and technical sessions. https://www.nfpa.org/NEC/About-the-NEC

1. Surge Protection is Required

New and replaced service equipment are now required to be protected by surge protection devices.

2. NEW Ground Fault Circuit Requirements

GFCI protection is now required in all 125-volt through 250-volt receptacles  in 11 locations of a dwelling

3. Outdoor Emergency Disconnects

Outdoor emergency disconnects are now required for new construction, home undergoing renovation, and homes having their service replaced.

Thank you to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) for providing the infographic.

3 major changes to the code

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