Inspector Perspective – May 2021

Field problems
Q: Explanation of the new language 230.71b 2020 NEC VS 2017

2017 Code Language:
230.71 Maximum Number of Disconnects.
(A) General. The service disconnecting means for each service permitted by 230.2, or for each set of service-entrance conductors permitted by 230.40, Exception No.

Code Question of the Month – May 2021

Two or more motors may be connected to a single 120-volt, 20-ampere branch circuit if each motor is rated at 1 hp or less, and the full-load current rating of each motor does not exceed ___ amps.

Select one:

A. 2
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

The correct answer is D.

PLATINUM PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: CED: Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.

Focus on Customers – One Customer at a Time

CED is one of the nation’s largest electrical wholesale distribution networks with over 700 locations in 49 states. Zach Wilbern, CED’s Denver District and PC Manager, leads CED’s partnership with IECRM through support at the Platinum Partner level. 

This year, Zach is celebrating his 20th anniversary with CED.

IECRM’s April Virtual Career Fair a Resounding Success!

Attracting talent to the “essential” electrical industry proved to be very doable in a virtual setting. On Wednesday, April 14, the turnout for our virtual Career Fair was huge.

We Have a Winner! IECRM’s Merrit Zollars Wins IEC National Apprentice Essay Contest

IECRM fourth-year student, Merritt Zollars from APCO Electric, has won the Grand Prize in the IEC National Apprentice Essay Contest. He will receive a $250 Visa® gift card.

His winning entry answered this question: How has becoming an electrician changed or influenced your life and where do you see this career path taking you?


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