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Illustrated Changes to the NEC, 2002 Edition - Part 2

Article 555

Marinas and Boatyards

555.17 Boat Receptacle Disconnecting Means

The requirement for the boat disconnecting means was completely revised to read:

(B) Location. The disconnecting means for a boat receptacle must be readily accessible and not more than 30 in. from the receptacle. Circuit breakers or switches located in marine power outlets can be used for the boat receptacle disconnecting means. Figure 555-2
Intent: This requirement was extracted from NFPA 303 – Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards.


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