Draft Details

Designation:C22.2 NO. 68
Review start date:Dec 20, 2017
Review end date:Feb 18, 2018
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1 Scope


This Standard applies to motor-operated appliances* intended for use with nominal system voltages of 600 V and less, except that where appliances are driven by universal-type motors or electromagnetic mechanisms, the scope is limited to appliances rated for use on nominal system voltages of 240 V or less. This Standard applies to appliances designed to be used in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

*For convenience, the term “appliance” or “equipment” is used in this Standard.



This Standard applies to permanently connected, cord-connected, and rechargeable battery operated  appliances for household and commercial use in non-hazardous locations.

Note: The products covered by this Standard include  massage appliances, , automotive servicing equipment, air compressors, car wash equipment, chairs, beds, exercise appliances, paint sprayers, paint rollers, parts cleaners, household trash compactors, , barbecue motors, hand-held engravers, material moving and transporting devices (i.e. hand pallet truck, electric wheelbarrow) and similar equipment.


This Standard applies to sprayers intended for extensive open spraying of cleaning fluids, paint, insecticides, and similar liquids having a flashpoint higher than 60 °C, but excluding electrostatic sprayers and sprayers for use in spray booths or in other areas where hazardous concentrations of flammable vapours are likely to be present.


Automotive equipment covered by this Standard, such as wheel aligners, engine timing lights, and analyzers, tools cabinets, might or might not have motors. 1



Requirements for cord-connected double-insulated appliances are specified in Clause 8.



Requirements for rechargeable battery-operated appliances are specified in Annex A.


This Standard does not include requirements for equipment covered by a specific Standard under the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II (e.g., drafting tables, pencil sharpeners).



This standard does not apply to:

- electric shavers, hair clippers (including animal clippers), animal shearers, appliances used for manicure or pedicure, appliances for hairdressers and similar appliances;

- food waste disposers; and

- electric sewing machines.


In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and “can” is used to express possibility or capability. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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