See what changes were made in the 2008 & 2011 National Electrical Code in regards to Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR)
Revisions from the NEC 2008
Section 406.12, Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Dwelling Units*
*Dwelling units definition: A Dwelling Unit is a single unit, providing complete and independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, cooking, and sanitation.
Receptacles located higher than 5.5 ft. above the floor no longer have to be tamper-resistant.
Receptacles in a dedicated space for appliances that cannot be easily moved are now exempt.
Receptacles that are part of a luminaire are now exempt.
Tamper-resistant requirements are now limited to non-locking receptacles.
Revisions from the NEC 2011
Section 406.14, Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Child Care Facilities*
Tamper-Resistant Receptacles are required in all child care facilities.
* Section 406.2 defines a childcare facility as a location where education, supervision, or personal care services are provided for more than four children under the age of 7.
When a receptacle is replaced in child care facilities, guest rooms, guest suites, and specified areas of dwelling units, it must be Tamper-Resistant.
Section 406.13, Tamper-Resistant Receptacles in Guest Rooms and Guest Suites*
All non-locking 125-volt, 15- and 20-amp receptacles installed in guest rooms and guest suites must be listed as Tamper-Resistant.
* Guest room defined as an accommodation combining living, sleeping, sanitary, and storage facilities within a compartment; guest suite is defined as an accommodation of two or more contiguous rooms comprising a compartment, with or without doors between such rooms, that provides living, sleeping, sanitary, and storage facilities.
States Adopting NEC Code
Other Application Codes and Standards
2011 NEC® section 517.18(C) Pediatric Locations. Receptacles located within the rooms, bathrooms, playrooms, activity rooms, and patient care areas of designated pediatric locations shall be listed tamper resistant or shall employ a listed tamper-resistant cover.
2011 NEC® Section 406.9 Receptacles in Damp or Wet Locations. All 15- and 20-ampere, 125- and 250-volt nonlocking receptacles shall be a listed weather-resistant type.