Cat 5 and 120 volts

sparkync

Senior Member
Location
North Carolina
I was just ask if cat 5 could be in the same 2 gang box as 120 volt outlet. Use to be, you had to have a divider in the box to separate them. Is this still the case?
Thanks
 

don_resqcapt19

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Illinois
Occupation
retired electrician
If both the CAT5 and the 120 volt power serves the same device in the box, both can be in the box as long as you maintain 1/4" separation. If they do not service the same device, then as the others have said, you need a divider.
 
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