ESA Director's Order Amendment for OESC Rule 8-102 (Voltage Drop) Effective Monday Feb. 3rd
On February 3rd, the Director’s Order for Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) Rule 8-102 becomes effective. The amendment changes the previous OESC rule re: voltage drop requirements for lighting and general use branch circuits in residential single dwelling units. The change applies to new construction of single dwelling units.
From February 7 to March 26, 2013, and June 3rd to June 24th, the Electrical Safety Authority invited stakeholder feedback on proposed changes to the OESC Rule 8-102 regarding requirement for voltage drop in single dwelling units. As a result of the two public consultations, the amendment provides defined maximum length of runs for lighting and general use branch circuits in residential single dwelling units to satisfy voltage drop requirements and not compromise electrical safety. The change applies to new construction of single dwelling units.
An OESC Bulletin outlining the amendment can be found here on the website and will be sent out with the February Bulletins.
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