Jul 22, 2016 · One of the more common code violations with regards to electrical safety provisions in NFPA 1, Fire Code, relates to power strips (referred to as power taps in the Code.) Just this week I was sitting in a conference room at an NFPA Technical Committee meeting and multiple committee members lost power to their computers at the same time.Author: Kristinbigda.
Apr 10, 2017 · Not sure in NFPA 70, but my department uses the IFC to prohibit the use of extension cords. Section 605.5, 2012 International Fire Code Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, nor shall such cords be Reviews: 5.
According to the UL listing for power strips, some of these uses are acceptable, and some are not. These devices are actually called “relocatable power taps” in the UL book, and are referenced by the UL product category code XBYS. Sometimes power strips are equipped with .
Sep 20, 2017 · Can a coffee pot be plugged into a power strip? Power strips (also called relocatable power taps or RPTs) are not to be used to power appliances such as coffee pots, microwave ovens, toasters or refrigerators. (OSHA IS NOT MY REASON FOR POSTING THIS IGNORE OSHA LOL). NFPA 70 Article 110-3B also requires instructions to be followed.
power strips in patient care areas and rooms. To use power strips, also known as relocatable power taps, the facility must be in compliance with The Life Safety Code (LSC) 2012 Edition power strip requirements and with all other LSC 2000 Edition electrical system and equipment provisions.