Many requirements in Article 406 are often overlooked or taken for granted, including many details on exactly how to install and properly use everyday devices that are probably the most used items within our electrical systems.

Now that the 2014 edition of the NEC has been published let’s look at what’s new in the requirement for arc energy reduction in Section 240.87.

Sometimes we have a tendency to focus on the complex and assume the basics are common knowledge. A task like terminating conductors just may fall into that category.