ARTICLE 320. ARMORED CABLE: TYPE AC


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ARTICLE 320. ARMORED CABLE: TYPE AC
ARTICLE 320. ARMORED CABLE: TYPE AC320.2. Definition. Armored cable (Type AC) contains insulated conductors of a type accepted for general wiring applications in the NEC. The conductors are enclosed in an armor comprised of steel or aluminum interlocking tape. The armor is arranged with an internal bonding strip of aluminum or copper "in intimate contact with the armor for its entire length." Type AC cable, which is commonly called BX, has largely been supplanted in the market by the interlocking-armor style of metal-clad cable. However, certain applications, especially patient care areas of health care facilities, require a wiring method where the outer margin of the wiring method, whether raceway or cable assembly,…
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Frederic P. Hartwell; Joseph F. McPartland; Brian J. McPartland: McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code 2017 Handbook, 29th Edition. ARTICLE 320. ARMORED CABLE: TYPE AC, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export