100 Habitable room

100 Habitable Room

This definition is new for the 2020 NEC.  This term has been used in the NEC but changes in Article 404 raised the attention that a definition in the NEC could be a good thing to bring clarity to Code.  Clarity can help increase electrical safety.

NEC 2020 Changes
This definition is new for the 2020 version of the NEC and was created as a response to a change made during the 2017 version of the NEC to Section 404.2(C).  The term habitable room has been used in the NEC for many years.  This change just eliminates a step of jumping to the building code for a definition and brings clarity to the NEC. 

Solutions to meet these requirements


GFCI Wiring Devices

GFCI Circuit Breakers

Eaton manufacturers many different receptacles.  This online resource is a must for your electronic library for your next project.

Eaton has a complete line of GFCI receptacles and circuit breakers.  Shock protection is essential especially in residential applications.

Providing protection at the source can go a long way to increasing safety.  Protecting the entire branch circuit from AFCI and GFCI is just the right solution in my opinion.