Electrical

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Aug 7, 2021
View moreView less
 

1.1
This Standard applies to pin and sleeve type plugs, receptacles, power inlets, and connectors, rated up to 800 amperes and up to 600 volts ac or dc, and which may include up to eight pilot contacts. These devices are intended to provide power from branch circuits, or are for direct connection to the branch circuit in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, and the Mexican Electrical Code, NOM 001 SEDE, using copper conductors, for use in either indoor or outdoor nonhazardous locations. In Canada, the terminals of a device intended to accommodate aluminum conductors also comply with CSA C22.2 No. 65. 

1.2
This Standard does not apply to single conductor pin and sleeve devices. Single pole locking-type separable connectors are covered by CSA C22.2 No. 1691/UL 1691. 

1.3
This Standard does not apply to: 

a) Devices molded integrally with flexible cord or cable that are covered by UL 817, CSA C22.2 No. 21, and NMX-J-195-ANCE
b) General and special use devices, such as attachment plugs, receptacles, cord connectors, inlets, current taps, flatiron and appliance plugs, that are covered by UL 498, CSA C22.2 No. 42, CSA C22.2 No. 57, CSA C22.2 No. 182.2, NMX-J-412-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-1-ANCE, NMXJ-412/2-2-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-3-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-4-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-5-ANCE, and NMX-J-412/2-6-ANCE
c) Single and multi-pole connectors intended for connection to copper conductors, for use in data, signal, control and power applications within and between electrical equipment, where exposed, that are covered by UL 1977 and CSA C22.2 No. 182.3
d) Devices intended for use in hazardous (Classified) locations that are covered by UL 1203 and CSA C22.2 No. 159  
e) Products such as switched interlocks that are covered by UL 508 and CSA C22.2 No. 14
 

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Aug 14, 2021
View moreView less
 

This standard applies to plugs and connectors intended for use in power over ethernet (PoE) technology systems rated 15W, 30W, 60W and 100W, maximum 60Vdc, using IEEE 802.3af, 802.3at and 802.3bt standards. These plugs and connectors are intended to be installed in power sourcing equipment, power devices and similar PoE equipment.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Aug 22, 2021
View moreView less
 

This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This International Standard deals with the safety of electric range hoods and other cooking fume extractors intended for installing above, beside, behind or under household cooking ranges, hobs and similar cooking appliances, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V.

NOTE 101 The cooking appliance can be supplied by electricity or other fuels, such as gas.

Appliances not intended for normal household use but that nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended to be used by laymen in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account

– persons (including children) whose
• physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or
• lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;
– children playing with the appliance.

NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that

– for appliances incorporating electrostatic air filters, IEC 60335-2-65 also applies;
– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements could be necessary;
– in many countries additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national authorities responsible for buildings and similar authorities.

NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to

– appliances intended for commercial purposes (IEC 60335-2-99);
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas).

This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Aug 22, 2021
View moreView less
 

This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This International Standard deals with the safety of electric commercial amusement machines and personal service machines, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

NOTE 101 Examples of appliances that are within the scope of this standard are

– amusement machines:
• tables;
• bowling machines;
• dartboards;
• driving simulators;
• gaming machines;
• kiddie rides;
• laser shooting appliances;
• pinball machines;
• video games;
• personal service machines;
• card re-value machines;
• currency dispensers;
• luggage lockers;
• weighing machines;
• shoe shining appliances.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by users and maintenance persons.

NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that

– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national authorities responsible for health, for the protection of labour and similar authorities.

NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to

– appliances intended exclusively for household use;
– appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes;
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
– appliances for washing cars;
– dispensing appliances and vending machines (IEC 60335-2-75);
– appliances within the scope of IEC 60065, such as jukeboxes and household video games;
– appliances within the scope of IEC 60950-1, such as copying machines, ticket machines and automatic teller machines;
– appliances intended to be used when a trained attendant is present, such as virtual reality systems;
– equipment intended exclusively for fairgrounds, such as carousels;
– self-balancing personal transport devices.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Aug 28, 2021
View moreView less
 

1.1
This Standard specifies the requirements for low-halogen aboveground (Type AG) reinforced thermosetting resin conduit (RTRC) and fittings for installation and use in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) and NOM-001-SEDE, Standard for Electrical Installations (Mexico), in non-hazardous locations.

1.2
The products specified in this Standard are intended for use at -40° C (-40°F) to 110 °C (230°F). The products are for use above ground in exposed and concealed locations. The products are also suitable for use below ground by direct burial or by encasement in concrete.

1.3
Type AG conduit has not been evaluated for directional boring applications.

1.4
This Standard covers ID (dimensions based on inside diameters) and IPS (dimensions based on outside diameters of iron pipe sizes) conduit and fittings. Trade sizes (metric designators) are 1/2 (16) to 6 (155).

Note: The values in parenthesis are metric size designations of conduits and fittings and do not necessarily reflect metric trade sizes.

1.5
ID and IPS conduit are designated as SW (Standard Wall) or HW (Heavy Wall), which refer to specific wall thicknesses.

1.6
Fittings specified in this Standard include, but are not limited to, straight couplings, 5° angle couplings, adapters, and elbows with plain ends or integral belled ends at one or both ends, expansion joints, and conduit bodies.

Note: In Canada, conduit bodies are not evaluated as outlet boxes – they are fittings. Requirements in this standard for conduit bodies intended for use as outlet boxes do not apply in Canada. In Mexico and the United States, a conduit body may be used as an outlet box for the splicing of conductors.

1.7
For products intended for use in Canada, general requirements are given in CSA-C22.2 No. 0.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Sep 3, 2021
View moreView less
 

This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following.

This International Standard deals with the safety of electric instantaneous water heaters for household and similar purposes and intended for heating water below boiling temperature, their rated voltage being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

NOTE 101 Instantaneous water heaters incorporating bare heating elements are within the scope of this standard.

Appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as appliances intended for use in shops, in light industry and on farms, are within the scope of this standard.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances which are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account 

– persons (including children) whose 
• physical, sensory or mental capabilities; or 
• lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction; 
– children playing with the appliance.

NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that
– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary; 
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour and similar authorities; 
– in many countries regulations exist for the installation of equipment connected to the water mains.

NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to
– appliances for heating liquids (IEC 60335-2-15); 
– storage water heaters (IEC 60335-2-21); 
– appliances intended exclusively for industrial purposes; 
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions  prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas); 
– commercial dispensing appliances and vending machines (IEC 60335-2-75).

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Sep 3, 2021
View moreView less
 

This part of IEC 60079 specifies the requirements for the design, construction, testing and marking of Ex Equipment and Ex Components with type of protection liquid immersion o intended for use in explosive gas atmospheres. 

Ex Equipment and Ex Components of type of protection liquid immersion o are either: 
 - Level of Protection ob (EPL Mb or Gb)
 - Level of Protection oc (EPL Gc) 

For Level of Protection ob, this standard applies where the rated voltage does not exceed 11 kV r.m.s. a.c. or d.c. 

For Level of Protection oc, this standard applies where the rated voltage does not exceed 15 kV r.m.s. a.c. or d.c. 

NOTE Requirements for higher voltages are under consideration. 

This Standard supplements and modifies the general requirements of IEC 60079-0. Where a requirement of this standard conflicts with a requirement of IEC 60079-0, the requirement of this standard takes precedence. 

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 3, 2021
View moreView less
 

1.1
This Standard provides procedures for evaluating polymeric materials and parts made from polymeric materials intended for application in electrical equipment covered by the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II (CE Code, Part II), with respect to:

a) flammability;
b) mechanical properties;
c) thermal properties;
d) resistance to weathering; and
e) electrical properties.

1.2
The test procedures listed in this Standard are provided for reference in the Standards forming Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.  Although the verbal auxiliary “shall” is used to state the requirements of each test procedure given, it is essential to recognize that the procedures are nonmandatory in themselves unless mandated by individual Standards.

Note:  Many of these procedures are recognized internationally for evaluating polymeric materials and are equally applicable to areas other than electrical.

1.3
This Standard provides procedures for making reproducible observations and serves as an aid in classifying materials according to the criteria set forth in the individual Standards.

1.4
The procedures described in this Standard involve standard-size specimens tested under laboratory conditions and are intended to be used solely to measure and describe the properties of material.  They are intended to serve as a preliminary indication of the material’s acceptability for a particular application.  The performance level of a material by these methods may vary in the end use application.

1.5
Test procedures for classifying electrical wires and cables are not specified in this Standard.

1.6
The test methods described in this Standard involve procedures to assess material integrity, electrical properties and reaction to fire.

1.7
The evaluation of component parts for electrical applications that are produced using Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes shall be evaluated under the appropriate clauses of this standard where deemed applicable.

Notes:

1) This Standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment.  This Standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use.  It is the responsibility of the user of this Standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

2) This Standard should be used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions and should not be used to describe or appraise the fire hazard or fire risk of materials, products, or assemblies under actual fire conditions.  However, results of each test may be used as an element of a fire risk assessment that takes into account all of the pertinent factors of a particular end use.

3) The test methods described in this Standard are not intended to assess fire hazard.  The fire hazard created by materials depends upon the form and end use of the material.  Assessment of fire hazard includes, but is not limited to, many factors, such as ease of ignition, burning rate, flame spread, fuel contribution, intensity of burning, and products of combustion.

1.8
In this Standard, “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; and “may” is used to express and option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

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.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 4, 2021
View moreView less
 

This clause of part 1 is replaced by the following:

This International Standard deals with the safety of the following appliances, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances, 480 V for other appliances and 24 V d.c. for appliances when battery operated:

– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES for household and similar use;z
– ICE-MAKERS incorporating a motor-compressor and ICE-MAKERS intended to be incorporated in frozen food storage compartments;
– REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES and ICE-MAKERS for use in camping, touring caravans and boats for leisure purposes.

These appliances may be operated from the mains, from a separate battery or operated either from the mains or from a separate battery.

This standard also deals with the safety of ICE-CREAM APPLIANCES intended for household use, their RATED VOLTAGE being not more than 250 V for single-phase appliances and 480 V for other appliances.

It also deals with COMPRESSION-TYPE APPLIANCES for household and similar use, which use FLAMMABLE REFRIGERANTS.

This standard does not cover features of the construction and operation of those REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES which are dealt with in other IEC standards.

Refrigerating appliances not intended for normal household use but which nevertheless may be a source of danger to the public, such as

− REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments
− REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in farm houses and by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments
− REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in bed and breakfast type environments, and
− REFRIGERATING APPLIANCES used in catering and similar non-retail applications 

are within the scope of this standard.

As far as is practicable, this standard deals with the common hazards presented by appliances that are encountered by all persons in and around the home. However, in general, it does not take into account

– persons (including children) whose
• physical, sensory or mental capabilities or
• lack of experience and knowledge prevents them from using the appliance safely without supervision or instruction;
– children playing with the appliance.

NOTE 1 Attention is drawn to the fact that

– for appliances intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary;
– in many countries, additional requirements are specified by national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labour, the national water supply authorities and similar authorities.

NOTE 2 This standard does not apply to

– appliances intended to be used in the open air;
– appliances designed exclusively for industrial purposes;
– appliances intended to be used in locations where special conditions prevail, such as the presence of a corrosive or explosive atmosphere (dust, vapour or gas);
– appliances incorporating a battery intended as a power supply for the refrigerating function;
– appliances assembled on site by the installer;
– appliances with remote motor-compressors;
– motor-compressors (IEC 60335-2-34);
– commercial dispensing appliances and vending appliances (IEC 60335-2- 75);
– commercial refrigerators and freezers used for the display of food products, including beverages, for retail sale (IEC 60335-2-89);
– commercial ice-cream appliances.