Draft Details

Designation:C22.2 NO. 308
Review start date:Oct 11, 2017
Review end date:Dec 10, 2017
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope


This Standard applies to the following products rated at 600 V and less, and designed to be used in non-hazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I:

a) cord reels for general use and special use cord reels intended to be mounted on or in utilization equipment such as appliances, portable luminaires, extension cord set storage winders, etc.;

b) cord-connected, multiple receptacle extension boxes intended to provide a convenient supply of power to portable appliances, tools, etc.; and

c) hospital grade power bars rated 15 A, 125 V.

d) outdoor, cord connected, multi-receptacle extension boxes

This Technical Information Letter covers requirements for Outdoor Use Multiple Receptacle Extension Boxes.  These extension boxes are cord-connected, intended for mounting on yard stakes or other surfaces to provide a convenient supply of power to portable appliances, tools, garden lighting etc..  They are intended to supply power in non-commercial, non-industrial and non-hazardous environments and are intended to be stored in dry/indoor locations when not in use.   They are limited to 120Vac 15A output with a maximum of 6 outlets.

e) commercial/industrial use cord reels


The requirements of this Standard are to be used in conjunction with CSA C22.2 No. 21 and CSA C22.2 No. 42.


The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The imperial values given in parenthesis are for information only.


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