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#99851 - 09/22/06 10:17 AM NEC - Separation between control and power lines
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My book is at home now and I have this question for the industrial control people here.

Is there anything in the NEC that dictates a defined separation between control wiring and power wiring?

I.E. 14 inches per kilovolt ....

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#99852 - 09/22/06 12:09 PM Re: NEC - Separation between control and power lines
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so long as the wiring is separated by an enclosed wiring method, (NM cable, conduit, etc.) no.
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#99853 - 09/26/06 09:38 AM Re: NEC - Separation between control and power lines
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1/4 inch for class two and three. Or a suitable barrier.

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#99854 - 09/26/06 10:14 AM Re: NEC - Separation between control and power lines
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Need to know what the control wiring is controling. If it is Class 1 wiring and it is functionally associated with the power wiring there is no problem having it in the same raceway as long as the insulation on all the conductors has a high enough rating. If the control wiring is Class 2 then it can not be in the same raceway with the power wiring without a barrier. 725.26(B)(1), 725.55(A)
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