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    Exits Feed from Normal Panel

    Have exits feed from normal panel in hospital. There is no ATS feeding panel. Find it a little odd an maybe even against code that they are fed from normal panel. Think it's considered life safety.

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    Are they battery backup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Are they battery backup?
    +1
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    Yes, arent all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    Yes, arent all?
    No they aren't. If they are battery back up fixtures they have to be fed from the normal branch, they have to be fed from the local lighting circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    No they aren't. If they are battery back up fixtures they have to be fed from the normal branch, they have to be fed from the local lighting circuit.

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    Which may or may not be on an emergency panel, local circuit must fail before battery takes over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
    they have to be fed from the local lighting circuit.
    I don't think that is true.
    The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkidd View Post
    I don't think that is true.
    You need to read 700.12(F) then.

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    Exit signs are not unit equipment.
    The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkidd View Post
    Exit signs are not unit equipment.
    Some are some aren't.

    If required to be illuminated during normal power failure, then likely considered part of emergency lighting system, though there are signs that don't even require power these days to be visible in low to no light conditions
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