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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 58. Capacitors

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§2534.8. Disconnecting Means.

A disconnecting means shall be provided in each ungrounded conductor for each capacitor bank and shall meet the following requirements:

(a) The disconnecting means shall open all ungrounded conductors simultaneously.

(b) The disconnecting means shall be permitted to disconnect the capacitor from the line as a regular operating procedure.

(c) The rating of the disconnecting means shall not be less than 135 percent of the rated current of the capacitor.

Exception: A separate disconnecting means shall not be required where a capacitor is connected on the load side of a motor controller.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


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

2. Amendment of Title 24 cross reference filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

3. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

4. Amendment filed 4-6-2010; operative 5-6-2010 (Register 2010, No. 15).

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