General Electrical Question - Industrial and Residential Differ.

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This may be a long shot, but figured I would give it a shot.

Recently, I was promoted at work from a mechanical role into an electrical and controls role. For me, this is great because it allows me to expand my horizons and skill set, but it also affords me the opportunity to be trained in Low Voltage Qualification in an industrial manufacture work setting.

After discussing with a few of those that are already in this role, I was told that becoming low voltage qualified permits you to perform electrical work up to 600 volts or less. It was also shared that this typically exceeds the voltage of your typical residential property (interior wiring) at the least Of course, there are situations where a high voltage qualified individual would be necessary (for instance, hooking the home to the power feed/lines).

With all that said, my question is this. Is it typical of today's residential properties to not exceed the 600 voltage limitation? I've heard 120 volts are pretty typical, maybe 240 max. If so, I feel that the electrical training I receive could be prove beneficial when it comes to diving into real estate if need be. And this is an electrical work for a Fortune 500 company who is listed in the Fortune Top 50, so safety to them is of the utmost importance and making sure you have a complete understanding of electrical and controls skills.

Thanks everyone in advance...

no one in residential real estate will need anything other than normal house Panel change or AT most adding a 240 outlet for a welder in the garage.

no one.

But in general...George...is it safe to say that being trained up to 600 volts mean that the electrical skills I gain at work can be used in a residential setting?

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