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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 2. High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 14. Portable (Flexible) Cable
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§2790. Conductor Construction.

Multiconductor portable cable for use in supplying power to portable or mobile equipment at over 600 volts, nominal, shall consist of No. 8 or larger conductors employing flexible stranding. However, the minimum size of the insulated ground-check conductor of Type G-GC cables shall be No. 10.

Exception: Portable-type cable is not required to supply mobile equipment that is not frequently moved, provided the cable is suitably protected and will not be moved while energized.

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   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 section heading and section filed 4-1-2009; operative 4-1-2009.
Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code section 142.3 
(Register 2009, No. 14).


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

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