What is the maximum allowed height of a circuit breaker (OCPD) above the floor?
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
The center of the breaker handle in its highest position cannot be more than 6-foot 7-inches above the floor, per the Residential Edition of the Florida Building Code [FBC E3705.7(6)], International Residential Code (IRC), and the National Electrical Code [NEC 240.24(A)]. An exception is allowed for supplementary breakers that are part of an appliance (utilization equipment) or adjacent to an appliance. Circuit breakers are also referred to as OverCurrent Protection Devices (OCPDs) in the codes.
Also, see our blog posts What is the maximum number of circuit breakers allowed in an electric panel? and Can an electric panel be located in a bathroom? and Can a washer or dryer be located in front of an electric panel? and Can an electric panel be located in a closet? and Can an electric panel be mounted sideways-horizontally? and Can an electric panel be mounted over stairs?
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