Ampacity of Flexible Cords and Cables


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Ampacity of Flexible Cords and Cables
Ampacity of Flexible Cords and Cables24. Ampacities for Flexible Cords and Cables. Table 400.5(A)(1) of the NEC provides the allowable ampacities for flexible cords and cables for general application, and Table 400.5(A)(2) of the NEC provides the ampacities for flexible cords and cables of specialized construction, both tables being applicable to not more than three current-carrying conductors. These tables shall be used in conjunction with applicable end-use product standards to ensure selection of the proper size and type. If the number of current-carrying conductors exceeds three, the allowable ampacity or the ampacity of each conductor shall be reduced from the three-conductor rating as shown in the following table:
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. Ampacity of Flexible Cords and Cables, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export