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#95771 - 10/06/05 12:43 PM Low Voltage Wiring
Yoopersup Offline

Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 826
Loc: Michigan
Do most states require a licensed Electricans to do low voltage wireing:
A.C. , Furnance controls, Engery control system ect??I;m not talking smaller sytems or replacement items. I;m taking about Schools, businesses ect . Say 24 volts and under??? Just curious???

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#95772 - 10/06/05 02:01 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
LoneGunman Offline

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
Florida requires a license, they do have a low voltage license.

[This message has been edited by LoneGunman (edited 10-06-2005).]

#95773 - 10/06/05 02:44 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
George Little Offline

Registered: 01/18/04
Posts: 1492
Loc: Michigan USA
Depending on what type of "Low Voltage" wiring you are talking about. If it's Class 2 wiring for instance like for a furnace thermostat, my answer is yes, it requires a licensed electrician to install the wiring. If it's communication wiring then they are exempt from licensure in the State of Michigan per Public Act 217- 338.887 Sec. 7(o). In both cases, the wiring is required to be inspected (hence a permit) per Michigan Electrical Code 80.19.

There is sometimes a snag in issuing a permit to an unlicensed person and this is being addressed at a State level for the '05 Michigan Electrical Code.

Hi Ernie
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#95774 - 10/06/05 05:00 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring

Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 28
Loc: WA
WA state does.

#95775 - 10/06/05 09:14 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9026
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
Florida does seem to ignore HVAC techs running thermostat wire.

... and garage door techs running "eyes" and switches.

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#95776 - 10/06/05 11:23 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
skingusmc Offline

Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 116
Loc: Simi Valley, CA USA
Yoopersup -

In California you need a C-7 Low Voltage System license.


#95777 - 10/08/05 09:15 AM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
GalwayElectric Offline

Registered: 09/22/05
Posts: 14
Loc: Rutherford, NJ
In regard to these licenses for low voltage, am I correct in assuming that an Electrical Contractors license from any of these states would supercede these low voltage licenses?

#95778 - 10/08/05 09:56 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
LoneGunman Offline

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Florida
Galway, if its the state issued EC license then your assumption is correct. If its an ER license, registered electrical contractor which is county or city issued then no, they cannot do alarm work in Florida.

I'm originally from Bergen county also.

#95779 - 10/09/05 06:31 AM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA

Yes, your NJ EC Lic is all you require.

BTW, WELCOME to another 'Jersey Guy"


#95780 - 10/11/05 05:22 PM Re: Low Voltage Wiring
harold endean Offline

Registered: 02/16/02
Posts: 2248
Loc: Boonton, NJ
Hey John,

We have another Jersey boy out there! See I am still here too. Though I don't get here as often as I like! Should we tell them how Jersey is Lic. everybody these days?


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