Electrical

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 23, 2021
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1.1 This standard applies to:

a) Automatic transfer switches;
b) Manual or non-automatic transfer switches;
c) Closed transition transfer switches;
d) Hybrid transfer switches;
e) Transfer switches for fire pumps;
f) Bypass/isolating switches;
g) Softload transfer switches;
h) Transfer switches intended for use as service equipment; and
i) In Mexico and the United States, branch circuit emergency lighting transfer switches (BCELTS). In Canada, this requirement does not apply that have a maximum rating of 1000 volts for use in non-hazardous locations, in accordance with Annex A1, Item 1.

1.2 This standard specifically does not apply to:

a) Double-throw switches for use in optional standby systems;
b) Switches used in equipment manufactured in accordance with Annex A1, Item 9;
c) In Canada, manually operated generator transfer panels in accordance with Annex A1, Item 12. In Mexico, this requirement does not apply.
d) Transfer switches rated over 1000 V; and
e) Solid-state (static) transfer equipment.

1.3 These requirements apply to transfer switches and their associated control devices including voltage sensing relays, frequency sensing relays, time-delay relays, and the like.

1.4 These requirements apply to completely enclosed transfer switches and to open types intended for mounting in other equipment such as switchboards.

1.5 These requirements apply to bypass/isolation switches used to manually select an available power source to feed load circuits and to provide for total isolation of an automatic transfer switch. These switches may be completely enclosed, enclosed with the transfer switch, or of the open type intended for mounting in other equipment. Refer to Annex D.

1.6 In Canada, automatic transfer switches built to the optional standby requirements of this standard are not permitted. In Mexico and the United States, this requirement does not apply.

1.7 These requirements cover enclosed inlets intended to facilitate connection of portable generators to transfer equipment.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 24, 2021
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1.1
These requirements cover individually enclosed air switches, rated 4000 A or less at 600 V or less, having all current-carrying parts enclosed, manually operable by means of external handles, and intended to be employed in accordance with the national installation codes listed in Annex A, Ref. No. 1.

1.2
As used in this Standard, the term switch is intended to mean an enclosed switch or deadfront switch unless specifically stated otherwise.

1.3
These requirements also cover deadfront switches that have all current-carrying parts enclosed when mounted in an enclosed panelboard, deadfront switchboard, or the like. These switches are manually operable by means of external handles and are intended to be employed in accordance with the national installation codes listed in Annex A, Ref. No. 1.

1.4
These requirements cover enclosed switches with or without provision for fuses suitable for use as branch circuit, feeder, and service overcurrent protection.

1.5
The following fuses are deemed suitable for use as branch circuit, feeder, and service overcurrent protection:

a) Cartridge Fuses (Ref. Annex B, Low-Voltage Fuses – Parts 1 – 10, 12 and 15)
b) Plug Fuses (Ref. Annex B, Low-Voltage Fuses – Parts 1 and 11), and
c) Special Purposes Fuses marked as meeting the performance specifications of a specific Class Fuse.

1.6
These requirements cover enclosed switches intended for general use and having ampere ratings, with or without horsepower or kilowatt ratings, and enclosed switches intended for motor-circuit use only and having horsepower or kilowatt ratings but no general-use ampere ratings.

1.7
These requirements cover double-throw switches intended for use in optional standby systems (see Annex A, Ref. No. 1).

1.8
These requirements cover fused electrically tripped switches rated over 600 A and rated 600 A or less employing Class J, R or T fuses.

1.9
These requirements also cover electrically tripped switches that have been investigated to determine their acceptability for ground-fault protection when combined with ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment as follows:

a) Switches for use with Class I ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment include those that are capable of interrupting 12 times their rated current or that have integral means to prevent disconnecting as levels of fault current exceeding the contact interrupting capability of the switch.

b) Switches for use with Class II ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment are capable of interrupting 10 times their rated current and are for use in ground-fault protection systems in which means to prevent disconnecting at levels of fault current exceeding the contact interrupting capability of the switch are incorporated within the ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment when combined with Class I and II ground-fault sensing and relaying equipment.

1.10
These requirements do not cover:

a) Common forms of snap switches
b) Switches having features intended primarily for the starting and protection of motors, including the switches arranged to shunt out fuses during the starting of motors
c) Switches provided with automatic trips for opening them and constructed to afford overload protection without other circuit breakers or fuses
d) Devices in which the pulling of fuses or the removal of a detachable pullout member is designed to accomplish a switching operation, or
e) Circuit breakers, molded-case switches, magnetic-only circuit interrupters, instantaneous-only circuit breakers, and supplementary protectors.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 30, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to electrical equipment that is intended for installation and use in accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) and is 

a) cord connected or permanently connected and required to be bonded by either Part I or Part II of the CE Code; or 
b) constructed in a manner intended to ensure that it can be bonded when installed. 

Note: The bonding specified in this Clause does not include bonding that is applied to equipment solely for a purpose such as protection from lightning discharge or preventing electrical noise from interfering with the functioning of communications and computer circuits. 

1.2
This Standard includes provisions for certain details of construction and for testing procedures by which a certification body may determine compliance with the applicable Standard. 

1.3
This Standard does not include the evaluation of bonding path provisions for equipment used as wiring methods in accordance with Section 12 of the CE Code. 

Note: Short-time-current test requirements for equipment used as a bonding path are found in CSA C22.2 No. 41 Grounding and bonding equipment. 

1.4
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 an 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: Apr 30, 2021
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1.1 * Scope
This International Standard applies to the reduction of adverse ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT.

MEDICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS are excluded from the scope of this collateral standard.

1.2 Object
The object of this collateral standard is to specify general requirements, in addition to those of the general standard, for the reduction of the adverse ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT of ME EQUIPMENT, and to serve as the basis for particular standards.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Apr 30, 2021
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1.1 * Scope
This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT and MEDICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT and ME SYSTEMS. 

If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant. 

HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1. 

Note: See also 4.2. 

This Standard can also be applied to equipment used for compensation or alleviation of disease, injury or disability. 

In vitro diagnostic equipment that does not fall within the definition of ME EQUIPMENT is covered by the IEC 61010 series 2). This Standard does not apply to the implantable parts of active implantable medical devices covered by ISO 14708-1 3). 

1.2 Object
The object of this standard is to specify general requirements and to serve as the basis for particular standards. 

1.3 * Collateral standards
In the IEC 60601 series, collateral standards specify general requirements for BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE applicable to: 

- a subgroup of ME EQUIPMENT (e.g. radiological equipment)
- a specific characteristic of all ME EQUIPMENT not fully addressed in this standard

Applicable collateral standards become normative at the date of their publication and shall apply together with this standard. 

Note 1: When evaluating compliance with IEC 60601-1, it is permissible to independently assess compliance with the collateral standards. 

Note 2: When declaring compliance with IEC 60601-1, the declarer should specifically list the collateral standards that have been applied. This allows the reader of the declaration to understand which collateral standards were part of the evaluation. 

Note 3: Members of IEC maintain a register of valid International Standards. Users of this standard should consult this register to determine which collateral standards have been published. 

If a collateral standard applies to ME EQUIPMENT for which a particular standard exists, then the particular standard takes priority over the collateral standard. 

1.4 * Particular standards
In the IEC 60601 series, particular standards may modify, replace or delete requirements contained in this standard as appropriate for the particular ME EQUIPMENT under consideration, and may add other BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE requirements. 

Note: Members of IEC and ISO maintain registers of valid International Standards. Users of this standard should consult these registers to determine which particular standards have been published. 

A requirement of a particular standard takes priority over this standard. 

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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This clause of Part 1 is replaced by the following. 

This part of IEC 60335 deals with the safety of electric fence energizers, the rated voltage  of which is not more than 250 V and by means of which fence wires in agricultural, domestic or feral animal control fences and security fences may be electrified or monitored. 

NOTE 101 Examples of electric fence energizers coming within the scope of this standard are: 
– mains-operated energizers; 
– battery-operated electric fence energizers suitable for connection to the mains, as shown in Figure 101 and Figure 102; 
– electric fence energizers operated by non-rechargeable batteries either incorporated or separate. 

This standard does not in general take into account 
– the use of appliances by young children or infirm persons without supervision; 
– the playing with appliances by young children. 

NOTE 102 Attention is drawn to the fact that 
– for appliances intended to be used on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements can 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 water supply authorities and similar authorities. 

NOTE 103 This standard does not apply to 
– electromagnetically coupled animal trainer collars; 
– 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); 
– separate battery chargers (IEC 60335-2-29); 
– electric fishing machines (IEC 60335-2-86); 
– electric animal-stunning equipment (IEC 60335-2-87); 
– appliances for medical purposes (IEC 60601). 

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 1, 2021
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1.1
This Standard specifies requirements for copper and aluminum conductor secondary and service- entrance cables intended for use on systems having a nominal voltage of 600 V or less in underground installation 
a) by direct burial; or 
b) in duct systems. 

This Standard also applies to multiple-conductor cable assemblies. 

The products specified in this Standard are designed to be installed in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I. 

Note: Portions of the cable covered by this Standard will be exposed to sunlight on terminal poles and during storage. 

1.2
This Standard applies to cable with 
a) a maximum allowable conductor temperature of 
i) 75 °C; or 
ii) 90 °C; and
b) cold impact and cold bend ratings of –40 °C. 

1.3
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 an 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: May 1, 2021
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In general, this part of IEC 60730 applies to automatic electrical controls for use in, on, or in association with equipment for household and similar use. The equipment may use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc., or a combination thereof.

NOTE 1 Throughout this standard the word equipment means appliance and equipment.

EXAMPLE 1 Controls for appliances within the scope of IEC 60335.

This International Standard is applicable to controls for building automation within the scope of ISO 16484.

This standard also applies to automatic electrical controls for equipment that may be used by the public, such as equipment intended to be used in shops, offices, hospitals, farms and commercial and industrial applications.

EXAMPLE 2 Controls for commercial catering, heating and air-conditioning equipment.

This standard is also applicable to individual controls utilized as part of a control system or controls which are mechanically integral with multifunctional controls having non-electrical outputs.

EXAMPLE 3 Independently mounted water valves, controls in smart grid systems and controls for building automation systems within the scope of ISO 16484-2.

This standard is also applicable to relays when used as controls for IEC 60335 appliances. Additional requirements for the safety and operating values of relays when used as controls for IEC 60335 appliances are contained in Annex U.

NOTE 2 These requirements are referred to in the scope of IEC 61810-1.

NOTE 3 This standard is intended to be used for the testing of any stand-alone relay which is intended to be used as a control of an appliance according to IEC 60335-1. It is not intended to be used for any other stand-alone relay, or to replace the IEC 61810 series of standards.

This standard does not apply to automatic electrical controls intended exclusively for industrial process applications unless explicitly mentioned in the relevant part 2 or the equipment standard.

1.1.1
This International Standard applies to the inherent safety, to the operating values, operating times, and operating sequences where such are associated with equipment safety, and to the testing of automatic electrical control devices used in, or in association with, equipment.

This standard applies to controls using thermistors, see also Annex J.

This standard is also applicable to the functional safety of low complexity safety related systems and controls.

1.1.2
This standard applies to automatic electrical controls, mechanically or electrically operated, responsive to or controlling such characteristics as temperature, pressure, passage of time, humidity, light, electrostatic effects, flow, or liquid level, current, voltage, acceleration, or combinations thereof.

1.1.3
This standard applies to starting relays, which are a specific type of automatic electrical control, intended to switch the starting winding of a motor. Such controls may be built into, or be separate from, the motor.

1.1.4
This standard applies to manual controls when such are electrically and/or mechanically integral with automatic controls.

NOTE Requirements for manual switches not forming part of an automatic control are contained in IEC 61058-1.

1.1.5
This standard applies to a.c. or d.c. powered controls with a rated voltage not exceeding 690 V a.c. or 600 V d.c.

1.1.6
This standard does not take into account the response value of an automatic action of a control, if such a response value is dependent upon the method of mounting the control in the equipment. Where a response value is of significant purpose for the protection of the user, or surroundings, the value defined in the appropriate household equipment standard or as determined by the manufacturer shall apply.

1.1.7
This standard applies also to controls incorporating electronic devices, requirements for which are contained in Annex H.

1.1.8
This standard applies also to controls using NTC or PTC thermistors, requirements for which are contained in Annex J.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 4, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to temperature-indicating and -regulating equipment* for voltages up to and including 600 V between conductors and intended for general household and industrial use in nonhazardous locations, in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I(CEC, Part I).

* For convenience, the shorter term “equipment” is sometimes used in this Standard.

1.2
This Standard applies to electrical control equipment for air conditioning, heating, lighting, cooling, refrigeration, cooking appliances, safety controls, and other similar appliance controls.

1.3
This Standard does not apply to dimmers and extra-low-voltage equipment other than safety controls and room thermostats with heat anticipators.

1.4
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 an 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: May 6, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to metallic OUTLET BOXES, flush-DEVICE BOXES, FLOOR BOXES, CONCRETE BOXES, EXTENSION RINGS, covers, CONDUIT BODIES, BAR HANGERS, bar-hanger assemblies, and all accessories whose principal function is for support of boxes. The products covered by this standard are intended for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70, the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I, and the Standard for Electrical Installations, NOM-001-SEDE.

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.

1.2
This Standard also applies to marine application metallic OUTLET BOXES, flush-DEVICE BOXES, special purpose boxes, EXTENSION RINGS, and covers.

1.3
This Standard also applies to marine products intended for installation in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and the applicable requirements of the United States Coast Guard (USCG), IEEE Recommended Practice for Electric Installation on Shipboard, IEEE Standard 45; the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC); the Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft, NFPA 302; and the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I.

1.4
This Standard does not apply to cabinets and cutout boxes, boxes, and covers intended for use with raceway systems for surface wiring other than rigid or flexible conduit or electrical metallic tubing. This Standard does not apply to boxes having a volume of more than 1640 cm3 (100 in3), other than multiple-gang boxes, flush-DEVICE BOXES, and CONDUIT BODIES intended for the larger trade sizes of conduit.

1.5
This Standard does not apply to cover plates for flush-mounted wiring devices.

1.6
This Standard does not apply to OUTLET BOXES or OUTLET BOX COVERS for use in hazardous (classified) locations as defined in the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70, the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I, and the Standard for Electrical Installations, NOM-001-SEDE.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 7, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to fixed and portable luminaires for installation and use in hazardous locations Class I Divisions 1 and 2, Groups A,B,C,D; Class II, Divisions 1 and 2, Groups E,F,G; Class III, Divisions 1 and 2 in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

1.2
This standard does not apply to self-contained replacement lamps or components that alter the original assessment of the fixture

1.3
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 an 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.

1.4
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 7, 2021
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1.1 General

This Standard applies to

a) cables for use in hazardous locations in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code, Part I); and

b) cable glands for use in Class I, Division 1 or Class II, Division 1 hazardous locations in accordance with the CE Code, Part I.

The requirements in this Standard are in addition to the basic electrical requirements applicable to such cables and cable glands for use in locations other than hazardous locations.

Note1: Cable glands may be approved with an Ex method of protection according to the CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60079 series of standards without demonstrating compliance to this Standard.

Note2: Cable glands for use in Class I Division 2 or Class II Division 2 are not covered by this standard since their requirements are dictated by the equipment to which they are connected.  For example, an explosion-proof box installed in a Class I Division 2 location requires the use of a Class I Division 1 cable gland.

1.2 Terminology

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 an 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.

1.3 Units of measure

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 7, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to corrugated electrical nonmetallic tubing (ENT) and mechanically-attached fittings, for use in accordance with C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code), NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) and NOM-001-SEDE, Standard for Electrical Installations (Mexico). These requirements also apply to mechanically-attached fittings integral with an outlet box.

1.2
Products covered by this Standard are intended for use:

a) at a maximum continuous operating temperature of 75°C (167°F);
b) at a maximum ambient temperature of 50°C (122°F);
c) in attics provided that the ENT is installed no higher than 900 mm (3 ft) above the bottom of the ceiling joist, and the ENT material is rated minimum 60°C (140°F); and
d) underground (direct burial), in Canada only.

1.3
This Standard does not apply to fittings that are intended to be joined by solvent cement. Solvent-attached fittings are covered by UL 651 or CSA C22.2 No. 211.2. Solvent-attached fittings integral with an outlet or flush device box are covered by UL 514C or CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 85.

1.4
For products intended for use in Canada, general requirements are given in CSA-C22.2 No. 0.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 12, 2021
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1.1 Scope of this Standard

This Standard specifies requirements pertaining to the following:

a) definitions;
b) construction;
c) equipment complying with Standards;
d) safety and protection;
e) materials and quality of work;
f) marking; and
g) tests (of a general nature).

Such requirements are applicable to all individual Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II (see Clause 1.4).

1.2 Scope of the individual Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II

The individual Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, provide definitions and specify construction, marking, and test requirements for a single class or closely allied group of electrical equipment.

1.3 Objective of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II

The objective of Standards issued as part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, is to give consideration to the prevention of injury to persons and damage to property through proper design, good construction, and high quality of work. These safety Standards are intended to provide requirements for the design and construction of electrical equipment, primarily to address fire and electrical shock hazards and for use throughout Canada in conformity with the rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

1.4 Terminology

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 an 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: May 14, 2021
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This part of IEC 61058 applies to switches for appliances. The switches are intended to control electrical appliances and other equipment for household or similar purposes with a rated voltage not exceeding 480 V and a rated current not exceeding 63 A.

Switches for appliances are intended to be operated by

– A person via an actuating member
– Indirect actuation
– An actuating sensing unit.

Transmission of a signal between the actuating member or sensing unit and the switch may be connected by optical, acoustic, thermal, electrical or other relevant connection and may include remote controlled units.

This part of IEC 61058 applies to switches for appliances provided with additional control functions governed by the switch provided with electronic circuits and devices that are necessary for the intended and/or correct operation of the switch.

This part of IEC 61058 applies to circuitry when evaluated with a switch and necessary for the switching function.

This part of IEC 61058 applies in general to switches for appliances in conjunction with the following parts:

– Part 1-1: Requirements for mechanical switches, and/or
– Part 1-2: Requirements for electronic switches.

This part of IEC 61058 does not apply to devices covered by:

– IEC 60669 (all parts), Switches for household and similar fixed-electrical installations, and
– IEC 60730 (all parts), Automatic electrical controls.

This part of IEC 61058 does not contain requirements for safety isolating switches (IEC 60050-811:1991, 811-29-17).

NOTE 1 For switches used in tropical climates, additional requirements may be necessary.

NOTE 2 Attention is drawn to the fact that the end product standards for appliances may contain additional or alternative requirements for switches.

NOTE 3 Throughout this part of IEC 61058, the word appliance means appliance or equipment.

1DV.1 D2 Modification of Clause 1 to add the following to indicate which switches do not apply:

These requirements do not cover switches that are covered by an existing standard such as those constructed so that they can be installed readily in a flush-device box intended to be used in a wiring system that complies with CSA C22.1 and NFPA 70. This part does not apply to switches intended to be covered within the scope of CSA C22.2 No. 111, UL 20, CSA C22.2 No. 4, UL 98, CSA C22.2 No. 205, or UL 773A.

1DV.2 D2 Modification of Clause 1 to add the following note:

NOTE 4 The term earthing as used in this standard relates to bonding.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: May 15, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to ac and dc type power conversion equipment (PCE) that 

a) is of dry or liquid-filled construction
b) has a rated voltage not exceeding 1500 V
c) is for commercial, industrial, and residential indoor and outdoor use in nonhazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I

1.2
Clauses 1 to 6 are general, and apply, unless otherwise noted, to all PCE. 

Clauses 7 to 19 are specific to particular applications or types of PCE, apply to PCE or portions of PCE that include the aspects within the scope of the specific Clause, and supplement or amend the applicable requirements in all other Clauses. 

1.3
This Standard does not apply to 

a) automotive and nonautomotive chargers as covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 107.2;
b) power supplies intended to supply extra-low-voltage for the operation of household electronic equipment, telecommunication equipment, and motor-operated equipment as covered by CSA C22.2 No. 223
c) built-in component type power supplies forming an integral part of end use equipment such as telecommunication equipment, electronic data processing equipment, and office machines as covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
d) rotating type generators or converters
e) uninterruptible ac power supplies (UPS) as covered by CSA C22.2 No. 107.3
f) non-photovoltaic motor drives as covered by CSA C22.2 No. 14

1.4
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 an 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: May 22, 2021
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1.1

This Standard applies to open-type (fused and solid-blade) cutouts with a polymeric insulator structure component. These cutouts are intended for operation on alternating current distribution systems.

1.2

In some cases, specific types of construction are envisaged. This does not preclude the use of other types of construction, provided that the engineering representatives involved can demonstrate the safety and suitability of these alternatives.

1.3

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; and “may” is used to express an 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.

1.4

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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This part of IEC 62368 is applicable to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment within the field of audio, video, information and communication technology, and business and office machines with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V. This document does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment.

NOTE 1 Examples of equipment within the scope of this document are given in Annex A.

NOTE 2 A RATED VOLTAGE of 600 V is considered to include equipment rated 400/690 V.

This document is also applicable to:

– components and subassemblies intended for incorporation in this equipment. Such components and subassemblies need not comply with every requirement of this document, provided that the complete equipment, incorporating such components and subassemblies, does comply;
– external power supply units intended to supply other equipment within the scope of this document;
– accessories intended to be used with equipment within the scope of this document;
– large equipment installed in RESTRICTED ACCESS AREAS. For equipment having large machinery aspects, additional requirements may apply; and
– equipment to be used in tropical regions.

This document also includes requirements for audio/video, information and communication technology equipment intended to be installed in an OUTDOOR LOCATION. The requirements for OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT also apply, where relevant, to OUTDOOR ENCLOSURES suitable for direct installation in the field and supplied for housing audio/video, information and communication technology equipment to be installed in an OUTDOOR LOCATION. See Annex Y for specific construction requirements not covered elsewhere in this document.

Each installation may have particular requirements. In addition, requirements for protection of the OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT against the effects of direct lightning strikes are not covered by this document.

NOTE 3 For information on this subject, see IEC 62305-1.

This document assumes a maximum altitude of 2 000 m unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer.

Additional requirements for equipment having the capability to supply DC power over commonly used communication cables, such as USB or Ethernet (PoE), are given in IEC 62368-3. IEC 62368-3 does not apply to:

– equipment supplying power using proprietary connectors; or
– equipment using a proprietary protocol for power selection.
 

This document specifies SAFEGUARDS for ORDINARY PERSONS, INSTRUCTED PERSONS, and SKILLED PERSONS. Additional requirements may apply for equipment that is clearly designed or intended for use by children or specifically attractive to children.

NOTE 4 In Australia, the work conducted by an INSTRUCTED PERSON or a SKILLED PERSON may require formal licensing from regulatory authorities.

NOTE 5 In Germany, in many cases a person may only be regarded as an INSTRUCTED PERSON or a  SKILLED PERSON if certain legal requirements are fulfilled.

This document does not apply to:

– equipment with non-self-contained hazardous moving parts, such as robotic equipment; and NOTE 6 For requirements related to robotic equipment in an industrial environment, see IEC 60204-1, IEC 60204-11, ISO 10218-1 and ISO 10218-2.
– personal care robots, including mobile servant robots, physical assistant robots, and person carrier robots; and NOTE 7 For requirements related to personal care robots, see ISO 13482.
– power supply systems that are not an integral part of the equipment, such as motor-generator sets, BATTERY backup systems and distribution transformers.

This document does not address:

– manufacturing processes except for ROUTINE TESTS;
– injurious effects of gases released by thermal decomposition or combustion;
– disposal processes;
– effects of transport (other than as specified in this document);
– effects of storage of materials, components, or the equipment itself;
– the likelihood of injury from particulate radiation such as alpha particles and beta particles;
– the likelihood of thermal injury due to radiated or convected thermal energy;
– the likelihood of injury due to flammable liquids;
– the use of the equipment in oxygen-enriched or EXPLOSIVE atmospheres;
– exposure to chemicals other than as specified in Clause 7;
– electrostatic discharge events;
– exposure to electromagnetic fields;
– environmental aspects; or
– requirements for functional safety, except for those related to WORK CELLS.

NOTE 8 For specific functional and software safety requirements of electronic safety-related systems (for example, protective electronic circuits), see IEC 61508-1.

1DV.1 DR Modify this clause by adding the following text:

1DV.1.1 This standard is applicable to equipment designed to be installed in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part I, CSA C22.1-18; the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-2017; and the National Electrical Safety Code, IEEE C2 2017.

1DV.1.2 The standard is applicable to equipment, when identified by a marking or instruction [see Annex

DVK (Annex DVA, Clause 1 entry)], designed to be installed in accordance with Article 645 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70-2017, and the Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment, NFPA 75-2017.

1DV.1.3 See Annex DVA for requirements and references to regulatory requirements that apply to this equipment, as applicable.

1DV.2 D2 Modify Clause 1 by adding the following text:

1DV.2.1 This standard includes additional requirements for equipment used for entertainment purposes intended for installation in general patient care areas of health care facilities. See Annex DVB.

1DV.2.2 This standard includes additional requirements for equipment intended for mounting under cabinets. See Annex DVC.

1DV.2.3 Additional requirements for equipment with DC power transfer through communication cables and ports are given in IEC 62368-3. IEC 62368-3 clause 5 for DC power transfer at ES1 or ES2 voltage levels is considered informative. IEC 62368-3 clause 6 for remote power feeding telecommunication (RFT) circuits is considered normative (see ITU K.50). Alternatively, equipment with RFT circuits are given in either UL 2391 or CSA/UL 60950-21. RFT-C circuits are not permitted unless the RFT-C circuit complies with RFT-V limits (≤ 200V per conductor to earth).

1DV.2.4 This standard does not cover Modular Data Centers (MDCs), only the information and communication technology equipment contained within.

NOTE In the U.S., Modular Data Centers are covered by UL 2755, Modular Data Centers.

1DV.3 DR Modify Clause 1 by replacing Note 3 with the following:

NOTE 3 For information on this subject, see IEC 62305-1, NFPA 780 or CAN/CSA-B72.

1DV.4 DC Modify Clause 1 by adding the following paragraph and Note:

Battery backup systems including storage batteries and battery management equipment that are not an integral part of stationary AV and ICT equipment, such as provided in separate cabinets, are subject to the appropriate standard for battery backup systems, such as UL 1973, Batteries for Use in Stationary, Vehicle Auxiliary Power and Light Electric Rail (LER) Applications.

NOTE 9DV See Figures 1.1 and 1.2 of UL 1973 for more information on independent electric energy storage systems (EESS) covered by UL 1973, which can consist of both low voltage (class ES or ES2) and high voltage (class ES3) subsystems, battery management, thermal management, and related features and safeguards. When interconnected with AV, IT, and CT Equipment, and typically used in conjunction with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), such EESS typically serve as a short-term substitution of the mains supply during power outages and similar disturbances.

1DV.5 DC Add Clause 1DV.5.1 to Clause 1

1DV.5.1 Power Distribution Equipment and Subassemblies

1DV.5.1.1 This standard also is applicable to power distribution subassemblies connected to a mains used to distribute power entirely within a system of equipment also covered by this standard, such as power distribution units (PDUs) in the form of cord-connected power strips and shelves with multiple power outlets (receptacles) and intended to be installed in system racks, cabinets, home entertainment centers, etc.

1DV.5.1.2 For equipment covered by this standard that incorporates components and subassemblies that perform a power distribution and control function covered by other standards, such as panelboards, load transfer equipment, or uninterruptible power systems utilized in power conditioners and computer power centers, this standard only may be used for investigation of safety for those aspects not covered by the other standards.

1DV.5.1.3 This standard also does not apply to stand-alone equipment used for distribution of mains power that is covered by individual power distribution equipment standards.

1DV.5.1.4 Based on the specific function, the following requirements are applicable to the stand-alone distribution equipment, or apply additionally to power distribution subassemblies and components of equipment covered by this standard, as described in Clauses 1DV.5.1.1 to 1DV.5.1.3:

- For Industrial Control Equipment, see CSA C22.2 No. 14 and UL 508;
- For Panelboards, see CSA C22.2 No. 29 and UL 67;
- For Switchboards, see CSA C22.2 No. 244 and UL 891;
- For Transfer Switch Equipment, see CSA C22.2 No.178.1 and UL 1008;
- For Uninterruptible Power Systems, see CSA C22.2 No. 107.3 and UL 1778;
- For Power Distribution Centers for Communications Equipment, see UL 1801; and
- For other forms of power distribution units for general applications, such as,
– Relocatable Power Taps, see CSA C22.2 No. 21, Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords or C22.2 No. 308,Cord Reels and Multi-outlet assemblies, and UL 1363, Relocatable Power Taps.
– Cord-connected Surge Protective Devices, see CSA C22.2 No. 21, Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords or C22.2 No. 269.3, Surge protective device – Type 2 – cord connected, direct plug-in and receptacle type, and UL 1449, Surge Protective Devices.
– Furniture Power Distribution Units, see CSA C22.2 No. 21, Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords, and UL

962A, Furniture Power Distribution Units.

NOTE 1 It is assumed that power distribution equipment covered by the scope of this standard is interconnected to the "outlet" of a "branch circuit" as defined in Section 0 of the CE Code, Part I, and Article 100 of the NEC. In the case of cord-connected equipment, the outlet is the receptacle associated with the building wiring. In the case of permanently connected equipment, the outlet is the interface between the branch circuit conductors associated with the building wiring and the input terminals, pressure connectors, or leads associated with the power distribution equipment covered in whole or part by this standard.

NOTE 2 The following are common definitions of the hardware with related functions that require additional investigation to the appropriate Canadian and U.S. standards:

– Industrial Control Panel: An assembly of two or more components consisting of one of the following:
- power circuit components only, such as motor controllers, overload relays, fused disconnect switches, and circuit breakers;
- control circuit components only, such as pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, timers, switches, control relays; or
- a combination of power and control circuit components.

These components, with associated wiring and terminals, are mounted on or contained within an enclosure or mounted on a subpanel. The industrial control panel does not include the controlled equipment.

– Panelboard: a single panel or group of panel units designed for assembly in the form of a single panel, including buses and automatic overcurrent devices, and equipped with or without switches for the control of light, heat, or power circuits; designed to be placed in a cabinet or cutout box placed in or against a wall, partition, or other support; and accessible only from the front.

– Switchboard: a large single panel, frame, or assembly of panels on which are mounted, on the face, back, or both, switches, overcurrent and other protective devices, buses, and usually instruments.

Switchboards are generally accessible from the rear as well as from the front and are not intended to be installed in cabinets.

– Transfer switch: an automatic or nonautomatic device for transferring one or more load conductor connections from one power source to another.

– Uninterruptible Power Supply: a power supply used to provide alternating current power to a load for some period of time in the event of a power failure.

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1.1
This Standard applies to single- and multiple-conductor fire alarm and signal cables with a maximum nominal voltage rating of 300 V and a minimum temperature rating of 60 °C for use in buildings and other structures in dry, damp, or wet locations in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

1.2
Because other CSA Group Standards specify requirements for certain constructions suitable for use as fire alarm and signal cable, this Standard does not cover all such constructions.

1.3
The designations for constructions covered by this Standard use the letters FAS followed, for constructions rated above 60 °C, by the temperature rating. The type designations are as follows:

a) FAS;
b) FAS 90;
c) FAS 105;
d) FAS 150; and
e) FAS 200.

1.4
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 an 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.

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1.1
This Standard applies to electric supply and communication lines and equipment located entirely outside of buildings and fenced supply stations and buildings, and also where the installations or equipment are inside buildings or sections of buildings where they are employed by a utility of

a) an electric system;
b) a communication system; or
c) a community antenna distribution system in the exercise of its function as a utility.

1.2
Existing installations meeting the requirements of prior editions of this Standard need not be modified to comply with this edition of the Standard, except as might be required for safety reasons by the authority having jurisdiction.

1.3
This Standard, which forms part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III, provides requirements for the construction of overhead systems. It covers electric supply and communication circuits that

a) are installed alone;
b) are in joint-use;
c) are in proximity to each other or other facilities;
d) cross each other or other facilities; and
e) cross railways, highways, navigable waters, or land that is likely to be traversed by vehicles or pedestrians.

1.4
This Standard presents a choice between deterministic and reliability-based design methods. Reliability-based design methods are covered by CSA C22.3 No. 60826.

1.5
The requirements contained in this Standard do not constitute complete design and construction specifications, but rather prescribe the minimum design requirements that are most important to the

a) safety of persons;
b) continuity of service; and
c) protection of property.

1.6
Conditions not covered by this Standard are governed by equivalent Standards in common use or by the authority having jurisdiction.

1.7
In some cases in this Standard, specific types of construction are envisaged. This does not preclude the use of other types of construction, provided that the engineering representatives involved can demonstrate the safety and suitability of these alternatives.

1.8
The use of terms such as “where practicable” is not intended to provide an opportunity for not meeting the requirements of this Standard, but indicates the preferred clearance or method. Where an alternative is not specified, the engineering solution that most closely adheres to the preferred method should be used.

1.9
Where the requirements of more than one clause apply, all should be satisfied.

1.10
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 an 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.