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Finishing up a job another guy started.There are 8 2x2 fixtures in the room 1 is an emergency all 120 v.He ran 12/2 mc to all fixtures the feed is only a 2 wire. Question am I screwed as far as getting that emg fix to work now?Txs
 

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yes, you would need 12/3 for a constant hot to the battery
 

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Cant I just run 12/3 from that fixture to the box?
 

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yes, you just need that constant hot, and I believe it has to be on the same circuit
 
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I usually run a 3 wire also all the way around to every fixture.But I'm just finishing up his f ups.Ithought I could just run a 3 wire from the emg to the feed and tie in the red an black.I hate emg fixtures
 

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electricalwiz said:
could you explain, that is how I always ahve done them. Is their an easier/cheaper way
I think he is referring to running a different circuit for the emergency, I could be wrong tho
 

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You also need to determine how the fixture will operate in a non loss of power state. Is the fixture a "night light" or is it switched?
 

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Its not a night light.Its a emg fix so if power is lost the fixture will still work on batt for 90 min
 
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