ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#30752 - 10/27/03 06:29 AM Tap conductors
fredster Offline
Junior Member
Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3
Can someone tell in laymen terms what a tap conductor is.

Thank you
Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
#30753 - 10/27/03 08:09 AM Re: Tap conductors
resqcapt19 Offline
Member
Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2148
Loc: IL
Fred,
Quote:
Tap Conductors. As used in this article, a tap conductor is defined as a conductor, other than a service conductor, that has overcurrent protection ahead of its point of supply that exceeds the value permitted for similar conductors that are protected as described elsewhere in 240.4.

In general a tap conductor is a conductor where the line side overcurrent protective device exceeds the ampacity of the conductor. However there are other sections of the NEC that do permit oversized overcurrent protective devices to be used on conductors that are not tap conductors. The most common example is a motor circuit conductor.
Don
_________________________
Don(resqcapt19)
Top

Member Spotlight
Member Since: 01/22/05
Posts: 5316
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box


Who's Online
0 registered (), 65 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
 
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
 
Top Posters (30 Days)
Admin 47
HotLine1 43
gfretwell 19
Ruben Rocha 12
Trumpy 9
 
Newest Members
Scotto, Freecrowder, clee512, Jdscott2005, FAIZAN

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals