4-26 Log #2194 NEC-P04
Final Action: Reject
(225.39, FPN )
Submitter: David Williams, Lansing, MI
Recommendation: Revise as follows:
The rating feeder or branch-circuit disconnecting means shall have a rating of
not less than the load to be supplied, determined in accordance with Parts I and
II of Article 220 for branch circuits. Parts III or IV of Article 220 for feeders,
or Part V of Article 220 for farm loads. In no case shall the rating be lower
than specified in 225.39(A), (B), (C), or (D).
FPN: The rating of the overcurrent device protecting the feeder does not need
to be rated to the minimum rating in this section.
Substantiation: The code section specifies the minimum rating of the
disconnect and is not clear that the feeder or branch circuit needs to be rated
for this minimum rating. As an inspector, I am not positive if this section only
applies to the rating of the disconnect or does this mean that the minimum size
of a feeder to a building should be 60 amperes.
Just trying to clear up a concern.
Panel Meeting Action: Reject
Panel Statement: An additional FPN is not necessary. The title of 225.39
defines the requirement as solely being the rating of the disconnect.
Number Eligible to Vote: 10
Ballot Results: Affirmative: 10