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NEC Quiz: Article 250, Part Seventeen

by Mark Lamendola

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Code Quiz: Article 250, Part 17

Based on the 2008 NEC

Questions and answers written by Mark Lamendola, who has worked as a master electrician, electrical inspector, and design engineer. Mark is an IEEE Senior Member, and the Code article author for Since 1996, he has been writing National Electrical Code articles for electrical trade magazines and has an extensive portfolio of hundreds of NEC articles..

  1. When installing an aluminum equipment grounding conductor, how much of it must make a good ground connection?

  2. When can the AHJ specify that your EGC must be larger than your current-carrying conductors?

  3. If you run current-carrying conductors in parallel, what must you do with the EGC?

  4. If you use separable connections (as in drawout equipment), what must they provide?

  5. What condition must exist if you wish to install an automatic cutout or switch in your EGC?

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