Directive: Determining minimum service or feeder conductor size for single dwellings and single dwelling units of row housing or apartment and similar buildings
This directive is being issued by a Provincial Safety Manager pursuant to section 30 of the Safety Standards Act.
Topic: Use of Table 39 (T39)
Rule 4-004 Ampacity of wires and cables (see Appendix B)
(23) Notwithstanding Rule 4-006, 3-wire 120/240 V and 120/208 V service conductors for single dwellings and feeder conductors supplying single dwelling units of row housing of apartment and similar buildings and terminating on equipment having a conductor termination temperature of not less than 75 °C shall be permitted to be sized in accordance with Table 39.
For the purposes of Table 39, “calculated load” shall mean calculated in accordance with Rule 8-200(1) or 8-202(1).
For the purposes of Rule 8-104, when a conductor is selected from T39 as permitted in Subrule 4-004(23), the corresponding “Service or feeder rating, A” shall be considered as the ampere rating of the service or feeder conductors.
Provincial Safety Manager, Electrical
Bill 19 – 2003 Safety Standards Act
B.C. Reg. 100/2004 Electrical Safety Regulation
CSA 22.1-15 BC Electrical Code
IB-EL 2016-07 Bulletin on Use of Table 39 (T39)