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Can an XY2CE2A196 be mounted lying flat?

Square D safety switches should not be mounted upside down, nor mounted flat on their back. These orientations would be considered a violation of 2002 National Electrical Code 404.6(A). There are no known objections to mounting a NEMA 1 switch on its side, but this opinion is dependent upon interpretation by the local electrical inspector. Consideration should always be given to allow full movement of the cable and actuation assembly. Switches exposed to airborne water droplets should always be installed in the upright position.

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