U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 28, 2020
(a) Construction and testing. Each flexible cord and cable must meet the requirements in section 24.6.1 of IEEE 45-2002, Article 400 of NFPA NEC 2002, NEMA WC-3, NEMA WC-70, or UL 62 (all five standards incorporated by reference; see 46 CFR 110.10-1).
(b) Application. No flexible cord may be used except:
(1) As allowed under Sections 400-7 and 400-8 of NFPA NEC 2002; and
(2) In accordance with Table 400-4 in NFPA NEC 2002.
(c) Allowable current-carrying capacity. No flexible cord may carry more current than allowed under Table 400-5 in NFPA NEC 2002, NEMA WC-3, or NEMA WC-70.
(d) Conductor size. Each flexible cord must be No. 18 AWG (0.82 mm
(e) Splices. Each flexible cord and cable must be without splices or taps except for a cord or cable No. 12 AWG (3.3 mm
(f) Pull at joints and terminals. Each flexible cord and cable must be connected to a device or fitting by a knot, tape, or special fitting so that tension is not transmitted to joints or terminal screws.