2020 NEC Electrical Code Updates
Our professionals will help you stay updated with the latest NEC changes. Some of the most important 2020 NEC electrical code updates include the following:
- All new one- and two-family dwellings must install exterior emergency power disconnect switches to boost the safety conditions for emergency responders.
- De-energizing panel boards service disconnect rules were altered to improve electrical worker safety.
- Revision of load calculation tables now reflect modern improvements in energy efficiency, including the use of LED lighting.
- All exposed cables on ceilings and walls must be covered.
- GFCI protection now includes 125- and 250-volt receptacles in the home that are supplied by a single-phase circuit of 150 volts or less to ground.
- Even if a basement is unfinished, all basement receptacles must have GFCI outlets installed.
- There is a new section that governs the use of Ethernet cablets that transmit electrical power and data.
- Solar-generated energy storage requirements were revised to stay updated with home energy storage technologies.
- Sensitive safety equipment like hardwired smoke alarms have enhanced surge protection requirements
- There are new updates governing the transfer of power from residential wiring to A new item in the code governs how homeowners may transfer power from to electric vehicle (EV) batteries
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