- Mission Viejo, CA
- Professional Electrical Engineer
I believe 310.12(C) has been revised in the 2005 NEC, but the revision would not affect this proposal.SECTION: 310.12(C)
Revise text to read as follows (Words in ? bold italics ? are added):
Ungrounded Conductors. Conductors that are intended for use as ungrounded conductors, whether used as a single conductor or in multiconductor cables, shall be finished to be clearly distinguishable from grounded and grounding conductors. Distinguishing markings shall not conflict in any manner with the surface markings required by 310.11(B)(1)? Where insulated or covered, ungrounded conductors shall not be identified by any means permitted or required by 200.6, 200.7 or 250.119 .
Delete the exception.
Article 250.119 permits several methods for identifying grounding conductors. One of them is ?bare.? Another is ?green,? but it does not retain green exclusively for grounding conductors. Under the current text of 310.12(C), equipment grounding conductors could be ?bare? and ungrounded conductors would be permitted to be green.
The exception is now in the body of the rule.
[ November 17, 2004, 05:36 PM: Message edited by: rbalex ]