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At Schneider Electric, we recognize that our customers have an array of codes, standards and regulations that impact their safety, energy efficiency and day-to-day business operations.

Because our products and services are designed to help meet the challenges often posed by these regulations, we have a team of professionals that work each and every day in the codes and standards arena to understand what is changing and how those changes will impact our customers.

Our latest eguide offers a review and analysis of the key changes for dwellings in the 2020 National Electrical Code.

 

The National Electrical Code and its importance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) presents updates to the National Electrical Code (NEC) — the foundation for electrical safety in the U.S., once every three years in response to public input. The code is put in place to reduce the risk of fire and other safety hazards. However, it also impacts the way contractors, electricians, specifiers, and other industry professionals plan and execute projects. Therefore, understanding the latest changes is vital.

NEC 2020 changes for dwellings

Our experts discuss notable 2020 NEC code changes

  • Residential: GFCI Protection

    125-250-volt receptacles require ground fault circuit interrupter protection (GFCI). 2-pole GFIs replace most standard 2-pole MCBs.

    Residential: Surge Protection

    New and replacement service equipment supplying dwellings require a surge protection device (SPD).

    Residential: Exterior Emergency Disconnect

    One- and two-family dwellings must have a labeled, accessible outdoor emergency disconnect.

    Residential: Arc-Energy Reduction

    Documentation validating that an arc-energy reduction system is in place and operates below the arcing current is required. Additional on-site testing may also be needed.
  • Commercial: GFCI Protection

    125-250-volt receptacles require ground fault circuit interrupter protection (GFCI). 2-pole GFIs replace most standard 2-pole MCBs.

    Commercial: Service Equipment

    Pieces of electrical equipment that will require disconnects is expanding. Our experts tell you what you need to know.

    Commercial: Lighting Load Calculations

    The NEC has made changes to how lighting loads are calculated in non-dwelling buildings.

    Commercial: Arc-Energy Reduction

    Documentation validating that an arc-energy reduction system is in place and operates below the arcing current is required. Additional on-site testing may also be needed.

Electrical Inspector Resources

The electrical inspector plays a critical key role in the electrical safety system.

Product Certification

Learn more about Schneider Electric product certifications.

Dedication to Electrical Safety

Inspectors are the eyes of compliance for electrical installations. Because of the important role of the inspector, Schneider Electric participates in many electrical inspector meetings and venues nationwide to provide training and code expertise.

Solutions for customers by effectively using codes and standards

Our experts have produced numerous technical papers and bulletins that will help you better understand the codes and standards system as well as many of the technical requirements of codes and standards. We work within the codes and standards system to make sure that those new technologies and new approaches to resolving your energy needs are properly addressed in the codes and standards.

Industry resources

Unlike many other industry participants, we have industry professionals focused on codes and standards as their primary job function. This provides our customers with access to a group of knowledgeable professionals that know what the key issues in codes and standards are currently and what is coming in the future.
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