What Is The NEC Or The National Electric Code?

What is the NEC or the National Electric Code? The NEC is the bible of the electrical construction industry. The national electric code is essentially the Bible of the electrical construction industry. ...

The national electric code is essentially the Bible of the electrical construction industry. The original code document was developed in 1897. It was developed by the united efforts of various insurance, electrical, architectural, and allied interests. The National Fire Protection Association has acted as sponsor of the National Electric Codes since 1911. So it's been around for many, many years. It has been in use for many, many years. It's typically updated and amended every four years. Individual codes and zoning organizations around the country will review those updates. They will decide whether or not they would like to adopt it for their local electrical codes. So, the NEC is pretty much a living document. It is typically updated for all the latest equipment and standards that come to the market. As I said a moment ago, the example of that is the Arc ground circuit breaker that's now required for bedrooms. That's a brand new piece of equipment that wasn't even available say fifteen years ago. It is just an excellent guide to go by. You can figure out how you can safely put together an electrical distribution system for your home. A typical homeowner probably is not going to buy a code book. However, you could if you wanted to.

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