McGraw-Hill National Electrical Code 2008 Handbook, 26th Ed. / Edition 26

McGraw-Hill National Electrical Code 2008 Handbook, 26th Ed. / Edition 26

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by Brian McPartland, Joseph McPartland, Frederic Hartwell

ISBN-10: 0071546529

ISBN-13: 9780071546522

Pub. Date: 12/16/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The #1 Guide to the 2008 NEC® to Ensure that
Electrical Work Passes Inspection on the First Try!

Completely revised and updated to reflect all 2008 Code changes, McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code® 2008 Handbook, 26th Edition provides the essential put-the-code-into-practice guidance that users require in the field and in the

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The #1 Guide to the 2008 NEC® to Ensure that
Electrical Work Passes Inspection on the First Try!

Completely revised and updated to reflect all 2008 Code changes, McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code® 2008 Handbook, 26th Edition provides the essential put-the-code-into-practice guidance that users require in the field and in the office. An industry bestseller for over 85 years, this classic handbook helps decipher and interpret new Code changes and difficult and controversial rules.

With the new addition of Frederic P. Hartwell to the author team, this time-tested reference has been rigorously revised and rewritten to cover all the information needed to meet 2008 Code requirements.
Covering every topic in the 2008 Code, the coverage ranges from grounded conductors, branch circuits, feeders, surge arresters, wiring methods, cables, conduits, and switches…to hazardous locations, emergency systems, communications circuits, and product safety standards. McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code® 2008 Handbook, 26th Edition features a bind-in card with a code that enables users to download the searchable e-book and the following new coverage:

  • New rules, terminology, and definitions that modify key grounding concepts
  • New rules for GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fire pumps
  • Repair garage area classifications
  • Solar photovoltaic systems, including utility interactive inverters
  • Extensive coverage of how to size conductors under all loading conditions
  • Critical operations power systems (COPS)-the new Article 708 on hardened facilities

Inside this Practice-Oriented Guide to the 2008 NEC®

• Requirements for Electrical Installations • Branch Circuits • Feeders • Services • Surge Arresters • Wiring Methods • Cables • Conduits • Tubing • Busways • Wireways • Raceways • Fixture Wires • Switches • Appliances • Generators • Capacitors • Storage Batteries • Hazardous Locations • Temporary Wiring • Emergency Systems • Communications Circuits • Tables • Examples • And Much More!

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents follows the numbered heads of the NEC.

Chapter 1

100 Definitions

110 Requirements for Electrical Installations

Chapter 2

200 Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors

210 Branch Circuits

215 Feeders

220 Branch-Circuit, Feeder, and Service Calculations

225 Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders

230 Services

240 Overcurrent Protection

250 Grounding and Bonding

280 Surge Arresters, Over 1 k V

285 Surge Protector Devices, 1 k V or Less

Chapter 3

300 Wiring Methods

310 Conductors for General Wiring

312 Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, and Meter Socket Enclosures

314 Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Handhole Enclosures

320 Armored Cable: Type AC

322 Flat Cable Assemblies: Type FC

324 Flat Conductor Cable: Type FCC

326 Integrated Gas Spacer Cable: Type IGS

328 Medium Voltage Cable: Type MV

330 Metal-Clad Cable: Type MC

332 Mineral-Insulated, Metal-Sheathed Cable: Type M

334 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable: Types NM, NMC, and NMS

336 Power and Control Tray Cable: Type TC

338 Service-Entrance Cable: Types SE and USE

340 Underground Feeder and Branch-Circuit Cable: Type UF

342 Intermediate Metal Conduit: Type IMC

344 Rigid Metal Conduit: Type RMC

348 Flexible Metal Conduit: Type FMC

350 Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit: Type LFMC

352 Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Conduit: Type PVC

353 High Density Polyethelene Conduit: Type HDPE

354 Nonmetallic Underground Conduit with Conductors: Type NUCC

355 Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit: Type RTRC

356 Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit: Type LFNC

358 Electrical Metallic Tubing: Type EMT

360 Flexible Metallic Tubing: Type FMC

362 Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing: Type ENT

366 Auxiliary Gutters

368 Busways

370 Cablebus

372 Cellular Concrete Floor Raceways

374 Cellular Metal Floor Raceways

376 Metal Wireways

378 Nonmetallic Wireways

380 Multioutlet Assembly

382 Nonmetallic Extensions

384 Strut-Type Channel Raceway

386 Surface Metal Raceways

388 Surface Nonmetallic Raceways

390 Underfloor Raceways

392 Cable Trays

394 Concealed Knob-and-Tube Wiring

396 Messenger-Supported Wiring

398 Open Wiring on Insulators

Chapter 4

400 Flexible Cords and Cables

402 Fixture Wires

404 Switches

406 Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Plugs (CAPS)

408 Switchboards and Panelboards

409 Industrial Control Panels

410 Luminaires, Lampholders, and Lamps

411 Lighting Systems Operating at 30 V or Less

422 Appliances

424 Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment

426 Fixed Outdoor Electric Deicing and Snow-Melting Equipment

427 Fixed Electric Heating Equipment for Pipelines and Vessels

430 Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers

440 Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Equipment

445 Generators

450 Transformers and Transformer Vaults (Including Secondary Ties)

455 Phase Converters

460 Capacitors

470 Resistors and Reactors

480 Storage Batteries

490 Equipment Over 600 Volts Nominal

Chapter 5

500 Hazardous (Classified) Locations, Classes I, II, and III, Divisions 1 and 2

501 Class I Locations

502 Class II Locations

503 Class III Locations

504 Intrinsically Safe Systems

505 Class I, Zone 0, 1, and 2 Locations

506 Zone 20, 21, 22 Locations for Combustible Dusts or Ignitible Fibers/Flyings

510 Hazardous (Classified) Locations—Specific

511 Commercial Garages, Repair and Storage

513 Aircraft Hangars

514 Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities

515 Bulk Storage Plants

516 Spray Application, Dipping, and Coating Processes

517 Health Care Facilities

518 Assembly Occupancies

520 Theaters, Audience Areas of Motion Picture and Television Studios, and Similar Locations

522 Control Systems for Permanent Amusement Attractions

525 Carnivals, Circuses, Fairs, and Similar Events

530 Motion Picture and Television Studios and Similar Locations

540 Motion Picture Projections Rooms

545 Manufactured Buildings
547 Agricultural Buildings

550 Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Mobile Home Parks

551 Recreational Vehicles and Recreational Vehicle Parks

552 Park Trailers
553 Floating Buildings

555 Marinas and Boatyards

590 Temporary Installations

Chapter 6

600 Electric Signs and Outline Lighting

604 Manufactured Wiring Systems

605 Office Furnishings (Consisting of Lighting Accessories and Wired Partitions)

610 Cranes and Hoists

620 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, Moving Walks, Wheelchair Lifts, and Stairway Chair Lifts

625 Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems

626 Electrified Truck Parking Spaces

630 Electric Welders

640 Audio Signal Processing, Amplification, and Reroduction Equipment

645 Information Technology Equipment

647 Sensitive Electronic Equipment
650 Pipe Organs

660 X-ray Equipment

665 Induction and Dielectric Heating Equipment

668 Electrolytic Cells

669 Electroplating

670 Industrial Machinery

675 Electrically Driven or Controlled Irrigation Machines

680 Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installations

682 Natural and Artificially Made Bodies of Water

685 Integrated Electrical Systems

690 Solar Photovoltaic Systems

692 Fuel Cell Systems

695 Fire Pumps

Chapter 7

700 Emergency Systems

701 Legally Required Standby Systems

702 Optional Standby Systems

705 Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources

708 Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS)
720 Circuits and Equipment Operating at Less Than 50 Volts

725 Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote-Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits

727 Instrumentation Tray Cable: Type ITC

760 Fire Alarm Systems

770 Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways

780 Closed-Loop and Programmed Power Distribution (Deleted)

Chapter 8

800 Communications Circuits

810 Radio and Television Equipment

Chapter 9

820 Community Antenna Television and Radio Distribution Systems

830 Network-Powered Broadband Communications Systems


Chapter 9

Annex A. Product Safety Standards

Annex B. Application Information for Ampacity Calculation

Annex C. Conduit and Tubing Fill Tables for Conductors and Fixture Wires of the Same Size

Annex D. Examples

Annex E. Types of Construction

Annex F. Availability and Reliability for Operations Power Systems; and Development and Implementation of Functional Performance Tests (FPTS) for Critical Operations Power Systems

Annex G. Administration and Enforcement


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