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Can two branch neutral wires ( or grounded conductors) be installed in the same neutral bar terminal(or under one screw) in a QO or HOMELINE load center?

Issue:
Product Features

Product Line:
QO and HOMELINE Load Centers

Environment:
Branch Neutral Connections

Cause:
Application NEC Code requirement

Resolution:

NO, The National Electrical Code (NEC) does NOT allow for this and the article in the current code would read something similar to this; "Each grounded conductor shall terminate within the panelboard in an individual terminal that is not also used for another conductor. Exception: Grounded conductors of circuits with parallel conductors shall be permitted to terminate in a single terminal if the terminal is identified for connection of more than one conductor."


CTA-ID : 2001161
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