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Do finger safe components inside an industrial control panel with only controls fed by 120VAC 15A circuit breaker maintain the guarded definition when the door is open because you are unable to physically touch any termination?

Question asked by apineo on Mar 10, 2017

Article 100 Definitions. Guarded.  Covered, shielded, fenced, enclosed, or otherwise by protected by means of suitable covers, casings, barriers, rails, screens, mats, or platforms to remove the likelihood of approach or contact by persons or objects to a point of danger.

 

NFPA 79 6.2 Protection against Direct Contact.  Live parts operating at 50 volts rms or 60 volts dc or more shall be guarded against contact.

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