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rated number of wire under a lug #50700 04/10/05 09:10 PM
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frank Offline OP
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Can you legally terminate two wires under the load side lugs of a 30a 600v disconnect instead of using a j-box or splitter?

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Re: rated number of wire under a lug #50701 04/10/05 10:13 PM
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Does it have multiple lugs, or are you saying 2 conductors under one lug?

Re: rated number of wire under a lug #50702 04/10/05 11:20 PM
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DougW,
There would be two wires in a singe screw style lug on each of the three phases tofeed different sections of a Heating cooling unit

Re: rated number of wire under a lug #50703 04/11/05 03:47 AM
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Frank it is very unlikely that the lugs in that disconnect are rated for two conductors.

Part of 110.14(A) Terminals.

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Terminals for more than one conductor and terminals used to connect aluminum shall be so identified.

So unless on the labeling of the disconnect you can find information identifying the terminals for more than one conductor you are stuck with one conductor per terminal.

You could also look on the labeling to see if a double lug kit is available.


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