NECA NEIS 130
Standard for Installing and Maintaining Wiring Devices
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
This standard describes the installation and maintenance procedures for wiring devices.
This standard covers the installation and maintenance of low-voltage wiring devices permanently installed on building premises wiring systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications in non-hazardous (unclassified) locations, such as for convenience receptacles, lighting switches, disconnect switches, and fixed, stationary or portable electric signs. It applies to:
a) Wiring devices rated 600V and less
e) Combination devices
g) Attachment plugs and plug connectors
h) Occupancy sensors
j) Pin and sleeve connectors and receptacles
k) Multi-outlet assemblies
This standard does not cover wiring devices that are installed in hazardous locations or are temporary installations. It does not apply to:
a) Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) or Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)-see ANSI/NECA-169, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) and Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
b) Floor service outlets
c) Floor poke-through assemblies
Regulatory and Other Requirements
a) All information in this publication is intended to conform to the National Electrical Code® (ANSI/NFPA Standard 70). Installers should always follow the NEC®, applicable state and local codes, and manufacturer's instructions when installing and maintaining wiring devices.
b) Only qualified persons as defined in the NEC familiar with the construction and operation of wiring devices should perform the technical work described in this publication. Administrative functions such as receiving, handling and storing required in Section 3, and other tasks can be performed under the supervision of a qualified person. All work should be performed in accordance with NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in theWorkplace.
c) General requirements for installing electrical products and systems are described in NECA 1-2006, Standard Practices for GoodWorkmanship in Electrical Construction (ANSI). Other National Electrical Installation Standards provide additional guidance for installing particular types of electrical products and systems. A complete list of NEIS is provided in Annex B.