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Efforts have been underway for some time to make the code easier to use. Some of those efforts include using the same extension in those code 2011 nec code for the support 2011 nec code wiring methods.

The NFPA also publishes a 1,page NEC Handbook for each new NEC edition that contains the entire code, plus additional illustrations and explanations, and helpful cross-references within the code and to earlier versions of the code.

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The explanations are only for reference and are not enforceable. Many NEC requirements refer to "listed" or "labeled" devices and appliances, and this means that the item has been designed, manufactured, tested or inspected, and marked in 2011 nec code with requirements of the listing agency.

Upon payment of an investigation fee to determine suitability, an investigation is started. To be labeled as fit for a particular purpose for example "wet locations", "domestic range" a device must be tested for that specific use by the listing agency and then the appropriate label applied to the device.

A fee is paid to the listing agency for each item so labeled, that is, for each label. Most NRTLs will 2011 nec code require that the manufacturer's facilities and 2011 nec code be inspected as evidence that a product will be manufactured reliably and with the same qualities as the sample or samples submitted for evaluation.

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An NRTL may also conduct periodic sample testing of off-the-shelf products to confirm that safety design criteria are being upheld during production. Because of the reputation of these listing 2011 nec code, the "authority having jurisdiction" or "AHJ" — as they are commonly known usually will quickly accept any device, appliance, or piece of equipment having such a label, provided that an end user or installer uses 2011 nec code product in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and the limitations of the listing standard.

However, an AHJ, under the National Electrical Code 2011 nec code, has the authority to deny approval for even listed and labeled products. Likewise, an AHJ may make a written approval of an installation or product that does 2011 nec code meet either NEC or listing requirements, although this is normally done only after an appropriate review of the specific conditions of a particular case or location.

The Code has user-friendly features to aid the reader in seeing changes. Revisions or additions to the articles from the version are highlighted in gray shading.

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For circuits defined as low voltage, in some jurisdictions, there is no requirement for licensing, training, or certification of installers, and no inspection 2011 nec code completed work is required, for either residential or commercial work.

Low voltage cabling run in the walls and ceilings of commercial buildings is also typically excluded from the requirements to be installed in protective conduit.

In more recent terms, the upper cutoff for what is considered low is approximately 50 Volts, with most computer network equipment operating at 48 Volts DC or lower, and not requiring special training to connect or use.

Although low voltage cabling does not require inspection or training to install in some jurisdictions, it is still important for installers to be aware of specific electric code safety rules such as how to correctly penetrate building fire barriers and use firestop putty intumescents to prevent a low voltage cable from reducing building fire protection and increasing the risk of injury or death for building occupants.

Access to such safety information is typically 2011 nec code and limited access by the electrical industry itself so as to only permit licensed professionals to learn the NEC rules and educate themselves.

Ten important items in 2011 nec code have been summarized in a codebook.


Aluminum wiring is listed by Underwriters Laboratories for interior wiring applications and became increasingly used around due to 2011 nec code lower cost. Prior tohowever, the aluminum wire used was manufactured to conform to the series aluminum alloy, but this alloy was eventually deemed unsuitable for branch circuits due to galvanic corrosion where the copper and aluminum touched, resulting in poor contact and resistance 2011 nec code current flow, connector overheating problems, and potential fire risk.


Today, a new aluminum wire AA has been approved for branch circuits that does not cause corrosion where it contacts copper, but it is not readily available and is not manufactured below size 8 AWG.

Hence, copper wire is used almost exclusively in branch circuitry. A ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI is 2011 nec code for all receptacles in wet locations defined in the Code.

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The NEC 2011 nec code has rules about how many circuits and receptacles should be placed in a given residential dwelling, and how far apart they can 2011 nec code in a given type of room, based upon the typical cord length of small appliances.

Polarized, grounding, Volt receptacle As of the NEC required that new Volt household receptacle outlets, for general purpose use, be both grounded and polarized.

NEMA connectors implement these requirements. Changes in standards often create problems for new work in old buildings. A GFCI detects an imbalance between the current in the "hot" side and the current in the "neutral" side.

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One GFCI receptacle can serve as protection for several downstream conventional receptacles.