Lighting Inverter Load Types

Small job; gas station with convenience store; 800Amp, 120/208V, 3-phase service. There is a 125VA lighting inverter on the job for emergency egress lighting. Can this inverter also serve CO2 monitor? The CO2 monitor fits into the 125VA load-wise; does the load type matter here, the fact that the CO2 monitor is not lighting load? Thank you!
 

hbiss

EC, Westchester, New York NEC: 2014
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Hawthorne, New York NEC: 2014
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EC
The first thought that popped into my head is why would you need to. I would think that if there is a power failure everybody needs to leave the store. Also, doesn't the monitor have its own battery backup?

-Hal
 

brantmacga

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Georgia
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Electrical contractor
The first thought that popped into my head is why would you need to. I would think that if there is a power failure everybody needs to leave the store. Also, doesn't the monitor have its own battery backup?

-Hal
I can’t imagine it would not have a battery backup.

Shouldn’t be any reason to connect to inverter. Is this a cord & plug CO monitor? I’d be worried about someone plugging something else into the receptacle after the job is done and blowing the inverter fuse.


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texie

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Location
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Electrician, Contractor, Inspector
A lighting inverter used for Artical 700 emergency lighting can not supply any other loads. Also likely a violation of the UL 924 listing for emergency lighting equipment.
 
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