I can't help you with the code referance. I do have a solution.
Lutron has special Rec and cord caps for dimming use. The cord cap is slightly different but will work in any outlet. The dimming rec has a smaller size terminal and a rejection bump. No other cord cap fit it.
Call for prices first. List price seems high. They claim to be the only maker of such a thing.
Re: Dimming of receptacles#92760 04/06/0507:13 AM04/06/0507:13 AM
Active one I just inspected a home with this Lutron dimming receptacle device installed. While it is a Listed device it doesn't satisfy the requirement for receptacles in the wall space. I gave the contractor an option of changing to a "standard" receptacle or adding a "standard" receptacle. He added a standard receptacle.
Re: Dimming of receptacles#92763 04/06/0507:18 PM04/06/0507:18 PM
OK, so it's not that I can't dim a receptacle, just that the dimmer must be rated or listed for that purpose. What I actually want to do is dim cabinet lights that have a X-FMR mounted above a cabinet, so the recep isn't a convenience recep in the first place. The lutron recep sounds like a good idea anyway.
Re: Dimming of receptacles#92764 04/06/0508:15 PM04/06/0508:15 PM
An interesting thing about that Lutron recept is that, while it has a ground contact, it doesn't appear that there exist any plugs with a ground pin that will actually mate with the recept--their plugs are two-pronged. Unless I missed one somewhere.
Re: Dimming of receptacles#92766 04/07/0504:16 AM04/07/0504:16 AM
There have been issues applying dimmers to general use receptacles since you cannot predict what will be plugged into it later on. Some appliances react very poorly to receiving a solid state dimmer output!! Likewise, the system you are trying to connect MUST be rated for connection to a dimmer and may specify the correct device(s) to use. Certain dimmers are NOT rated to operate magnetic devices such as transformers. Be careful!!
Re: Dimming of receptacles#92767 04/07/0505:04 AM04/07/0505:04 AM