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Tuesday, September 3, 2019


What would be the best way to bring power down to assembly benches when 

Steve Haak


Hey Steve thanks for your question. It appears that all of your question did not get submitted so if there is more to it please send it in again. The "best way" way can have many different meanings - easy to install, longest lasting, lowest initial cost, etc. but all need to comply with the rules. Benches that are fastened in place and near a wall or other structural support can be wired using any of the Chapter 3 wiring methods that are suitable for that location. Flexible cord pendants are allowed for receptacle outlets as stated 210.50(A) and 400.10(A)(1). The AHJ will need to determine if the flexible cord is used to replace the fixed wiring as stated in 400.12(1) so some judgement is necessary.

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