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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 2. High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 29. Capacitors (Formerly Article 78)
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§2888. Enclosing and Guarding.

(a) Capacitors containing more than 3 gallons of a flammable liquid shall be enclosed in vaults or outdoor fenced enclosures complying with Article 17.

(b) Capacitors shall be enclosed, located, or guarded so that persons cannot come into accidental contact or bring conducting materials into accidental contact with exposed energized parts, terminals, or buses associated with them.

EXCEPTION: No additional guarding is required for enclosures accessible only to authorized and qualified persons.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 460-2.)

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).

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