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 Post subject: Voltage rated gloves
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2022 3:04 pm 

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So......NFPA 70E states the limited approach boundary for 120VAC is "avoid contact"

Does that mean I can use a multimeter without voltage-rated gloves if I don't touch the energized 120VAC device with my body.....or is my meter "contacting" it.....thus requiring shock protection gear?


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 Post subject: Re: Voltage rated gloves
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 6:26 am 
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My opinion is that voltage rated gloves are not required for this work, since you'll have rated voltage probes as your means to "avoid contact".

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Voltage rated gloves
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:36 am 

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I agree with you.....and have previously seen this as avoiding contact with anything. I see it now as avoiding contact with my skin.......or anything else that does not include shock protection


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 Post subject: Re: Voltage rated gloves
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:39 am 
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We have always told our Electricians that as long as the test leads were equipped with "shoulders" that would not allow your fingers to inadvertently slip forward onto the probes, you did not need voltage rated gloves. This obviously only applies to the "avoid contact" column.


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