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Elevators on Emergency Power

Question asked by on Sep 18, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 20, 2018 by milt.werner

Under the National Electric Code for a Long-Term Care Healthcare Facility, the requirement previously was that if you had two elevators, one elevator had to be on emergency power. My question is did the code change, and if you have two elevators, do they both need to be on the emergency generator?


If both elevators need to be on emergency power, can one come on automatically and the second be controlled manually when needed? And if so, does this meet the requirement for two elevators being on the emergency generator?


#Under the NEC, a long-term care facility is required to have emergency egress lighting. This lighting includes an exterior light at all egresses from the building. Does the NEC speak to whether all site lighting has to be on the emergency generator or is it silent on this?

I appreciate you help.