Service switch

I can’t remember how close a service switch needs to be. I have 2 outside compressors that are wired from an exterior panel with breakers, but the panel is 12-15 feet away and around a bush. Should there be a service switch located within 6 feet of the compressors? Thx for the help. I searched and could not find a distance.

Just required to be within eyesight

Thx Charley.:slight_smile: I knew it had something to do with being close enough so someone wouldn’t be tempted to work on the unit without disconnecting the service.

I only recommend based upon my prior Industrial experience…
the disconnect must be within sight of the appliance…

The NEC defines within sight as being visible from the equipment and within 50’.

Thx Robert.