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Although many of us are practicing social distancing in the face of COVID-19, it’s a priority for us to stay close to you, understand how your lives are impacted and help where we can. When facing uncertain times, it is always great to have those you can depend on. Our hope is to continue to provide our customers the dependable service and support that you have come to expect from Broken Arrow Electric Supply. Many of our customer relationships span our 40+ year history, and some of our relationships are fairly new. Our driving force and continued commitment is to be here for you during these current circumstances, and in the better days that are ahead. While we have had to modify our operations to meet the current health challenges, we are working diligently to continue to meet your needs. We have instituted procedures to try and best protect both our employees and our customers. I know all of our hopes are for the quick mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resumption of business as usual.
All of us at BAES wish you health and safety during these times, and a future as bright as all of our hopes.
Our response to covid-19
As COVID-19 continues to expand globally, we want to communicate our commitment to business continuity while at the same time, ensuring the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees.
Broken Arrow Electric Supply has the processes and practices in place to provide uninterrupted business and support operations. You can rest assured our commitment to you and your day to day needs is unfazed.
We are modifying day-to-day business operations, closely following the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health officials. This includes:
- Implementing remote work for our support staff.
- Limiting physical gatherings by using phone, email and video conferencing where possible.
- Trade shows and other large events or gatherings have been temporarily suspended.
- Increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high traffic/high touch areas such as door handles, desks, keyboards, mouse and phones.
- Providing additional hand sanitizer stations throughout the office.
Our intention is to help in the community's effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, while at the same time being able to service our customer’s needs.
the code corner
Our next code class is scheduled for June 16th & 17th. Our hope is to be able to keep this scheduled date. We are reducing the class size so that social distancing may still be implemented. Our goal is to get you taken care of while still maintaining a safe environment. We have an additional class date for August 4th & 5th. If you are registered in June and the current 'Safer at Home' policy is till in effect, you will automatically be moved to the August class.
We'll continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes in a timely manner.
If you have questions or concerns feel free to call Cyndi @ 918-258-3581.
Significant Changes Concerning GFCI Protection are Upcoming in the 2020 NEC©
Once the Oklahoma Legislature adopts the 2020 National Electrical Code© for statewide use, there will be significant changes to Section 210.8 (A) & (B) concerning Class A GFCI receptacle protection. For dwellings, GFCI protection requirements for receptacles in locations listed in 210.8(A) (1) through (11) now include all single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less. Previous editions only required GFCI protection of 125-volt single-phase receptacles in these locations. The addition of dwelling unit 250-volt single-phase GFCI-protected receptacles in the 2020 Code© includes garages and accessory buildings, finished or unfinished basements, receptacles within 6’ of a sink (including the kitchen sink), laundry areas, and indoor damp or wet locations. 210.8(F) also requires 125- and 250-volt single-phase outdoor outlets to be GFCI protected, which would include the outlet for the central air conditioner if the circuit is rated 50 amperes or less.
For other-than-dwellings, 2020 Code© changes to 210.8(B) would now require 125- and 250-volt receptacles rated 50 amperes or less, as well as 208-volt three-phase receptacles rated 100 amperes or less to be GFCI protected in additional locations such as food preparation areas, indoor damp or wet locations, accessory buildings,, laundry areas, unfinished basements, and receptacles within 6’ of the outside edge of a bathtub or shower stall. The term “accessory building” is undefined, and requires the Code© user to determine what type of structure is considered an accessory building for commercial uses.
In addition, 422.5(A)(7) now requires all dishwashers rated 150 volts to ground or less and 60 amperes or less, single- or three-phase to be protected by a Class A GFCI, whether cord-and-plug connected or permanently wired.
Services & Solutions
Broken Arrow Electric Supply has an Industrial Solutions Team that is dedicated to serving you by creating solution-based strategies in Automation, Wire & Cable, Light Assembly, Modification and Power Systems & Packaging