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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 52. Appliances

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§2522.23. Disconnection of Stationary Appliances.

(a) For stationary appliances rated at not over 300 volt amperes or 1/8 horsepower, the branch circuit overcurrent device shall be permitted to serve as the disconnecting means.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 422-21(a).)

(b) For stationary appliances of greater rating, the branch circuit switch or circuit breaker shall be permitted to serve as the disconnecting means where readily accessible to the user of the appliance.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 422-21(b).)

(c) For cord-connected appliances, such as free-standing household-type ranges and clothes dryers, a separable connector or an attachment plug and receptacle shall be permitted to serve as the disconnecting means. Attachment plugs and connectors shall comply with Section 2522.22(c).

For household electric ranges, an attachment plug and receptacle connection at the rear base of a range, if it is accessible from the front by removal of a drawer, shall be considered as meeting the intent of this rule.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 422-22(a) and (b).)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(c), Health and Safety Code.


1. Editorial correction filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).

2. Amendment filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

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