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NEC 430.107 Readily Accessible #95057
08/24/05 06:43 PM
08/24/05 06:43 PM
Rich Thomas  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 48
Seattle, Washington, USA
Would 430.107 be violated if the motor controller disconnect and motor starter are mounted inside a control panel that has a locked dead-front door? The lockable disconnect operating handle would be located behind the dead front on another hinged door.

The panel will be located above ground in a public area to run a submersible sewage lift pump.

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Re: NEC 430.107 Readily Accessible #95058
08/24/05 09:47 PM
08/24/05 09:47 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,934
Brick, NJ USA
IMHO, this matter should be discussed with the AHJ in your particular area.

Under some circumstances, a 'locked' cover/door may be acceptable, providing that the lock is a 'break-away' type to allow access to the disco in an emergency. Equipment in 'public places' can/may be subject to vandalism, and access to a disco may create more of a safety hazard. We had a rash of main discos being 'turned off' in a mall by kids, as the discos are outside.

Talk to your local AHJ.




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