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power switch

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power switch

(OP)
What standard defines that a power switch should break the hot wire and not the neutral wire?  

Thanks,

Z
 

RE: power switch

In the ANSI world, NEC (NFPA 70).

However, no electrical engineer worth the salt would need a standard or a law to decide this. Standards and codes are intended for harmonization and minimum safety, not for every engineering decisions.

Rafiq Bulsara
http://www.srengineersct.com

RE: power switch

(OP)
I guess this is what happens when the small signal electronics engineer gets on the other side of the power supply!  

Thanks,

Z
 

RE: power switch

(OP)
I found it; 2008 NEC 70 Sections 380-2, and 230-42, and 100-A.   

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