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Thread: Reject 2-191: Receptacle for Electrical Areas

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    Reject 2-191: Receptacle for Electrical Areas

    "210.64 Electrical Service Areas. At least one 125 volt single phase 15 or 20 ampere rated receptacle out shall be
    installed within 15 m (50 ft) of the electrical service equipment.
    Exception: The receptacle outlet shall not be required to be installed in one and two family dwellings."
    1.) Comment on Proposal No.: 2-191
    2.) Recommendation: Reject this proposal.
    3.) Substantiation: Considering that possibly 1% of all services installed on the planet have data recording equipment attached to them once in their lives for a temporary period of time, this proposal is woefully under-substantiated. There are cord-set GFCI protection devices to protect against half of the submitter's concern. Many services can even be temporarily modified to service a 120V receptacle for the task at hand as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Stolz View Post
    1.) Comment on Proposal No.: 2-191
    2.) Recommendation: Reject this proposal.
    3.) Substantiation: Considering that possibly 1% of all services installed on the planet have data recording equipment attached to them once in their lives for a temporary period of time, this proposal is woefully under-substantiated. There are cord-set GFCI protection devices to protect against half of the submitter's concern. Many services can even be temporarily modified to service a 120V receptacle for the task at hand as well.
    Heck, from a safety stand point I would rather see a requirement for a 'line voltage' receptacle instead. It is much more dangerous to make the line voltage connection, then it is to deal with a 120V service receptacle.
    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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    Around here there is a lot of 480 volt irrigation services. 120 volt receptacles would be handy but once the installation is completed and receptacle finally is powered up it is no longer needed - we have learned to use a portable generator for the little bit of power that is needed during construction of these.

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