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 Post subject: Use of power strips per NEC
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:23 am 

Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:50 am
Posts: 12
Need some help here.

I have been told that the use of power strips for a new installation is a violation of the National Electric Code (NEC). According to my source, NEC requires that sufficient duplex receptacles be installed to accomodate all planned equipment, i.e., a room full of computers. Extension cords and power strips must be an afterthought.

Seems to me I've seen many offices where power strips are installed as a matter of course from day one.

Thanks guys.


 Post subject: Re: Use of power strips per NEC
Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:35 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:07 am
Posts: 45
I believe you are correct.

I was once testing a prototype, with long wire leads coming out of the board. One of the leads sprung back and went right into the hot side of a power strip that was mounted on the edge of the bench riser. Forth of July in the middle of winter!

Maguffin Microwave Consulting

Posted  11/12/2012