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4 Conductor Cord #98045
05/01/06 12:06 PM
05/01/06 12:06 PM
rhpope  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 18
North Carolina
Is it legal to use a 4 conductor cord in place of 4 individual wires to run a circuit in EMT from the 3 phase distribution panel to a 3 phase air compressor? The cord has Red/Black/White/Green wires. At either end of the cord where the outer sheath is skinned back, can the white wire be wrapped with blue tape to indicate it is one of the hot leads instead of a neutral?

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Re: 4 Conductor Cord #98046
05/01/06 12:33 PM
05/01/06 12:33 PM
Roger  Offline
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
I assume you are referring to a cord that would fall under article 400, and if that is correct, see 400.8(6).


Re: 4 Conductor Cord #98047
05/05/06 08:08 AM
05/05/06 08:08 AM
winnie  Offline
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 649
boston, ma
Has anyone encountered cable that is listed both as a flexible cord (one of the cable types in table 400.4) and which is _also_ listed as a cable assembly suitable for fixed wiring (eg. type NM, TC or one of the others)?


Re: 4 Conductor Cord #98048
05/05/06 07:46 PM
05/05/06 07:46 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
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Brick, NJ USA
Frankly, no. Last 'new' item I ran into is PVC coated MC cable. Can't say your cord doesn't exist, but haven't seen it.

400.8 (1) prohibits cord being used for permanent wiring. ('02 & '05)

Basically, if you're running EMT, why not THHN??? (Probably cheaper also)




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