Wiring fluorescent fixtures in tandem?


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Old 10-20-16, 06:24 PM
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Wiring fluorescent fixtures in tandem?

This is a Code question.
Can I daisy-chain wiring flourescent fixtures?
In other words... running a feed into a fixture, splice, and wiring out to another fixture.
Can I splice within a fixture, or, do I have to run each fixture to a source feed such as a 1900 box?
 
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Old 10-20-16, 06:30 PM
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Yes. It is done all the time. The only caveat is any wires within 3 inches of the ballast will need to be rated 90 degrees. The good news is any THHN, MC, or NM-b cable will have 90 degree wire.
 
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What wire type is used in Romex?

What wire type is used in Romex?
 
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Old 10-20-16, 07:41 PM
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The original Type NM romex had 60 Deg C wire. It has been replaced by type NM-B romex that has 90 deg C rated conductors. I think it was the 1984 electrical code that started requiring NM-B.
 
 

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