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NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012 Wiring Devices—Dimensional Specifications

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012 Wiring Devices—Dimensional Specifications. This standard covers dimensional requirements for plugs and receptacles up to 60 Amperes and 600 Volts. Also included is the recommended marking for automatically-controlled receptacles.

WD 6 discusses the plugs, receptacles, and cover plates (i.e., wall plates) used in almost any electrical installation such as residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Substantive changes to the current document include:

  • The introduction of the marking for automatically-controlled receptacles adopted by NEMA and mandated by the National Electrical Code®
  • Dimensions for 2 1/8-inch mounting plates—single and dual

View the contents and scope of ANSI/NEMA WD 6-2012. To download an electronic copy at no cost or purchase a hard copy for $175, visit the NEMA website.


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