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Dimmer Usage #26554
06/14/03 10:00 PM
06/14/03 10:00 PM
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alconems  Offline OP
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Can you legally install a dimmer on a half/hot wall receptacle? Code Section?

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Re: Dimmer Usage #26555
06/14/03 10:31 PM
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see 404.14(E)
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Re: Dimmer Usage #26556
06/14/03 10:39 PM
06/14/03 10:39 PM
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alconems  Offline OP
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Maybe your in a diffrent book. There is no 404-14 in the 1999 NEC

Re: Dimmer Usage #26557
06/15/03 07:43 AM
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It's in the 2002 code with a new/changed mark beside it.

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404.14 (E) Dimmer switches. General-use dimmer switches shall be used only to control permanently installed incandescent luminaires (lighting fixtures) unless listed for the control of other loads and installed accordingly.

Re: Dimmer Usage #26558
06/15/03 03:27 PM
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South Oxfordshire, UK
I understand the reasons for this restriction.

Is there any way around this using non-standard recepticals a la the UK's use of old standard BS 2A or 5A sockets for switched/dimmed table/bed-side lighting instead of standard 13A ones? Can non NEMA recepticals and plugs be used in the US, or must everything be explicitly 'listed' for use?

Re: Dimmer Usage #26559
06/22/03 07:21 PM
06/22/03 07:21 PM
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alconems  Offline OP
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Thanks for the help. At least now I can confirm the conflict I was having is valid. A customer recently asked me to do this( not the first time) and I said no( as usual). Until now I could not find anything on the subject in the code book (1999) but knew it sounded like a bad idea. Its great to know there's a place to go for help......SO (humbly) THANKS EVERYONE


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