where in nfpa 70 to you find a code reference for power strips
Not sure in NFPA 70, but my department uses the IFC to prohibit the use of extension cords.
Section 605.5, 2012 International Fire CodeExtension cords and flexible cords shall not be a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords and flexible cords shall not be affixed to structures, extended through walls, ceilings or floors, or under doors or floor coverings, nor shall such cords be subject to environmental damage or physical impact. Extension cords shall be used only with portable appliances.
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Thanks Nick, the application is a sound system and I wrote him up on daisy
chaining power strips in series with lock out tag out tag on the additional
This is from IFC and more than likely in NFPA 1 and maybe 70
Relocatable power taps shall be directly connected to a permanently installed receptacle. (IFC 605.4.2)
These same requirements are found in NFPA 70 (2014) in article 400 (400.8 I believe). Although they are not specific to "power strips" they are applicable to portable cords and cables.
Article 400.10 Uses Permitted states what is allowed for the use of flexible cords and cables. 400.12 Uses Not Permitted states what is not allowed. The only power strip that I'm aware of that the NEC covers would be the Type 3 SPD power strips in Article 285.
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