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Flexible appliance cords are considered adequately protected

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Flexible appliance cords are considered adequately protected if the circuit over - current device is set at a maximum value of how many amps? A. 15 B. 20. C. 30 D. 40 Code?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Jason replied 1 year ago.

Jason :

OK, there are lots of codes about this. Do you have a list of possible answers?

Jason :

Sorry, getting late. I see that the list is in the question.

Jason :

Again, it seems they leave out pertinent information though.

Customer:

I wasthinking 30 depending on the wire gage. Code 240.5 . this one had nothing that looked pertinent to me..guessing at this point.

Jason :

We would really need to know what the load is to accurately answer this question.

Jason :

Most of the codes say to refer to appliance nameplate.

Customer:

which would have the maximum value of amps on it ? (the nameplate)

Jason :

Yes, exactly.

Jason :

The most relevant code in 240.5 is 240.5(B)(1), where it talks about Supply Cord of Listed Appliance or Portable Lamps. It says to refer to appliance requirements.

Customer:

Got it. I'll look for something that will help me with that. At least it gves me a direction to head to. Thanks again for the help, got one more night to tighten the answers up. Appreciate the help!! Have a good night. I'll keep your name for future questions.

Jason :

Sounds good, though I don't feel like I helped much on this one. But I am definitely hoping for an opportunity to work with you again.

Customer:

No, it helped knowing I was going in the right direction. Sometimes we question ourselves when the answer isn't clear as day. Got your name down. Hoping I won't need any more help, but if I do, it's all yours!

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