Guide to NEC's Chapter 800 available for free download

38-page look at 2008 NEC's chapter on communications systems was authored by recognized Code expert Mike Holt.

Mike Holt, a widely recognized expert on the topic of the National Electrical Code, has made the portion of his guide that deals with the NEC's Chapter 8 available for free download on his website.

The full guide is entitled "Mike Holt's Illustrated Guide to Understanding the National Electrical Code, Volume 2." The chapter of his guide that can be accessed for free is titled "Communications Systems." It is 38 pages in length and available as a PDF (approximately 6 MB) for viewing or downloading from the website

The guide illustrates and explains the 2008 NEC. A 2011 edition of the NEC has since been published. Even so, the 2008 version remains in effect in many jurisdictions that adopted it into their building codes and have not yet updated to the 2011 edition.

You can view or download the document from here.

You may also be interested in reading these articles, authored by Stanley Kaufman, Ph.D. and previously published in Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine, that describe changes made from the 2008 NEC to the 2011 NEC.

What the NEC says about data/comm cables in computer rooms

Data-communications cable installation requirements in the 2011 NEC

Data-communications cable applications in the 2011 NEC

Data-communications cables in air ducts and plenums

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