547.5 Wiring Methods
The GFCI requirements for agricultural buildings were revised to read:
(G) Receptacles. All 15 and 20A, single-phase 125V general-purpose receptacles installed in the locations specified below must have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel. Figure 547-3
Intent: The additional text clarifies that GFCI protection is required for all general-purpose 15 and 20A, single-phase, 125V receptacles installed in areas having an equipotential plan, outdoors, or in wet areas of agricultural building.
(1) In areas having an equipotential plane [547.10(A)]
(3) Damp or Wet areas
Section 547.10(B) requires GFCI protection for all circuits providing electric power to equipment that is accessible to animals in dirt confinement areas.
The term "general purpose receptacles" is not defined in the NEC, but the intent is that GFCI protection is not required for a receptacle installed for specific pieces of equipment such as brooders, incubators, feed mixers, feed grinders, feed conveyors, and the like.
( Click on your connection speed to view )
|If you have already been approved for reprint permission, you may right mouse click on the link above and choose "Save Target As ..." or "Save Link As ..." to save the file to your local computer.
|©2005 Mike Holt Enterprises, Inc.