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#77830 - 07/16/01 06:47 PM mixed voltages  
Steve T  Offline
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Is it acceptable to run LV conductors in the same conduit with the regular voltage conductors.
For instance, undercabinet lighting with the xfmrs in the basement, run to a kitchen above in EMT with the 120v conductors.

I don't think anything is wrong with it, provided the insulation is rated for the highest voltage on all the conductors.

Any opinions?


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#77831 - 07/16/01 07:35 PM Re: mixed voltages  
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no Opinion Steve, just confusion, would we need to go to 725-26?


#77832 - 07/16/01 07:51 PM Re: mixed voltages  
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See Section 300-3(c) Conductors of Different Systems.



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#77833 - 07/16/01 08:52 PM Re: mixed voltages  
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Yes yes,
but i think the original Q was to address Low-V , as in after a 120/12V X-former. Inasmuch as there is no definition of LV.


#77834 - 07/17/01 08:13 AM Re: mixed voltages  
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Sounds like he is putting the ballast for a light fixture in the basement. Check the xfmrs secondary output voltage. It may be higher than you think. Of course, if the xfmr is truly a step down version, then as pointed out by Joe Tedesco, all the conductors in the same raceway, enclosure, or cable must be insulated for the highest voltage.


#77835 - 07/18/01 08:18 PM Re: mixed voltages  
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http://www.iaei.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000376.html

well Steve, this should be interesting!

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