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.
Section 406.4 (D) (5), Tamper-Resistant Replacement Receptacles
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.