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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 2. High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 28. Rotating Machinery and Its Control Apparatus (Formerly Article 77)
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§2881. Conductors.

(a) General. Conductors for use on rotating equipment and its control shall be of the proper voltage classification for the application as described in Article 18.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 3-430-121.)

(b) Size of Conductors. Conductors supplying motors and the load conductors of generators shall have ampacities to carry safely the maximum load current and shall meet the requirements of Article 18.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 3-430-124.)

(c) Conductor Enclosures Adjacent to Rotating Machinery. When making raceway connections to the terminal enclosures of rotating machines, flexible metallic conduit shall be permitted to be used if the flexible conduit is properly bonded at both ends or otherwise properly grounded. The maximum length of flexible conduit shall not be more than 6 feet.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 430-123.)

(d) Terminations. Terminations of conductors at the motor or generator shall be in terminal enclosures or in a pit or limited access enclosure and shall be adequately braced and protected from physical damage. If terminal enclosures are used, they shall provide adequate room to allow proper terminations of the conductors without sharp bends.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 3-430-128.)

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 12-10-87; operative 1-9-88 (Register 88, No. 1).

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