Under NEC a disconnect is a specific device.Can someone point me in the direction of what would be be required for a device to be considered a disconnect?
Could a GFCI receptacle or dead front be considered a disco?
Does it need to be listed as a disco?
Jraef 100% correct, sample of loto device for plug here:For small non-permanently connected loads though, a plug and receptacle is acceptable in lieu of a disconnect in the NEC, i.e. 430.109(F). So if you have a GFCI receptacle and a plug-in machine, it's the plug and receptacle that qualify as the disconnect, not related to the GFCI aspect of it.
Not necessarily acceptable per OSHA for LO/TO however unless you add a pad-lockable cap.
The "TEST" and "RESET" buttons on the GFCIs are only intended to check for the proper functioning of the GFCI. They are not intended to be used as "ON/OFF" controls of motors or other loads unless the buttons are specifically marked "ON" and "OFF." Products with "ON" and "OFF" markings have been additionally covered under Motor Controllers, Mechanically Operated and Solid-state
This is a misread of OSHA regulations. When you take equipment out of service, LOTO no longer applies. For instance if I unplug a vacuum cleaner it is no longer in service. It is not legal to have locks on it and those devices violate OSHAs interpretation of the regulation.
I have never seen a GFCI marked that way. What they are describing is a manual motor starter that apparently has a ground fault trip built in. Even with small single phase motors though 3-5 mA to ground is extremely low.A GFCI that has buttons marked off and on is permitted to be used as a motor controller and as a disconnect, but if you need lockable disconnect, it is not suitable.
From the UL Guide Information for "Ground-fault Circuit Interrupters" (KCXS)
The OP asked if a GFCI can be used as a disconnect. My post simply answered that question based on the UL Guide Information. Dead front GFCIs are often marked that way. https://www.leviton.com/en/products/gfrbf-wI have never seen a GFCI marked that way. What they are describing is a manual motor starter that apparently has a ground fault trip built in. Even with small single phase motors though 3-5 mA to ground is extremely low.
On the face of it (I mean that literally), that device very clearly states that it is a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, a Misc. Motor Controller, and a Switch.