10 Jul 2019

Fixture Whip Wiring Methods for Class 2 LED Drivers – Frequently Asked Questions

Are LED Driver output circuits Class 1 or Class 2 systems? Lighting systems operating at 30‐volts or less shall be listed as a complete system per National Electric Code (NEC) section 411. Read more »

6 Sep 2018

NFPA 72 Updated to Include Type MC Cable Wiring Methods

The 2019 edition of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code NFPA 72 was recently approved. The approved code contains revisions to sections relating to use of metallic cable wiring methods. NFPA 72 Section 12.4. Read more »

27 Apr 2018

North Carolina State Construction Office Now Allows Type MC Cable

Decades ago, when Type MC Cable first became approved for use by the National Electric Code (NEC), some states and municipalities were hesitant to accept the new wiring method preferring to maintain using traditional methods. Read more »

5 Sep 2017

Three Ways to Cut Type MC Cable

There are a few ways to cut and install Type MC Cable, but you should be aware that some are quicker and more efficient. Depending on the style of cable and insulation, different factors need to be taken into account to prevent damaging the conductors within. Read more »

8 Feb 2017

Use of Flexible Conduits in Structural Joints – AFC in a NEMA Podcast

Flexible conduit for electrical wiring installation continues to gain market acceptance. We attribute this to the ease of installation compared to traditional methods because they require less physical labor to install. Many of these installations are standard commercial and industrial applications. Read more »

19 Jan 2017

What Cables Can Be Used in Patient Care Areas?

We often get asked what types of cables can be used in healthcare settings. It’s important to use the right cable in patient care areas because the National Electrical Code (NEC) has strict requirements to ensure the safety of patients. Read more »

6 Oct 2016

NEW Daylight Harvesting Wiring Methods

What is Daylight Harvesting? Daylight harvesting reduces energy consumption by using daylight in place of, or to augment, artificial lighting to illuminate a space. Lighting control systems are used to dim or switch electric lighting in response to changing daylight availability. Read more »