Electrical

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Sep 29, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to microwave ovens capable of generating less than 25 kW of microwave power and intended to be used in nonhazardous locations in household and commercial applications, in accordance with Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code).

1.2
This Standard applies to microwave ovens intended to operate through the application of electromagnetic energy at frequencies within the ISM bands above 890 MHz. (See Clause 3.)

1.3
This Standard applies to

a) cord-connected microwave ovens intended for
i) household use on a nominal system voltage of 120 V; and
ii) commercial use on nominal system voltages up to 240 V; and
b) permanently connected microwave ovens intended for
i) household use on a nominal system voltage of 120 V; and
ii) commercial use on nominal system voltages up to 600 V.

1.4
This Standard does not apply to microwave ovens used for industrial applications.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 2, 2021
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1.1
These requirements cover permanently installed devices, hereafter referred to as dimmers, that employ a dimming function intended for control of lighting loads of the magnetic ballast, transformer, electronic ballast, self-ballasted lamp, tungsten-filament type, or light-emitting-diode (LED), and are intended to be installed in a wallbox or are provided with an enclosure for flush or surface mounting in accordance with the Canadian Electric Code, Part 1 (CEC), and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70.

1.2
These requirements cover dimmers, other than touch dimmers, rated 600 volts ac or less, for installation on a 20-ampere or less branch circuit.

1.3
These requirements cover touch dimmers rated 120 volts ac or less for installation on a 20-ampere or less branch circuit.

1.4
These requirements cover dimmers, including touch dimmers, and electronic switches, having a minimum power rating of 300 watts incandescent or 300 volt-amperes in increments of 50 watts or 50 volt-amperes.

1.5
Devices may have additional current ratings based upon the additional lighting loads as specified by the manufacturer.

1.6
A device incorporating other functions (for example, speed control) in addition to a dimming function is investigated on the basis of compliance with the applicable requirements for the dimming function in this Standard as well as requirements for the other functions in the applicable standards.

1.7
These requirements do not cover dimmers that use only a resistor or a transformer to perform the dimming function.

1.8
These requirements do not cover modular, cabinet or console type constructions.

1.9
These requirements do not cover dimmers intended primarily for use in theaters. Dimmers for use in theaters are covered by the Standard for Industrial Control Equipment, UL 508/CSA C22.2 No. 14.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 2, 2021
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1.1
These requirements cover humidifiers rated 600 V or less, and intended to be used in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, and the rules of CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I.

1.2
These requirements cover humidifiers intended for residential and commercial use. This includes humidifiers of the centrifugal atomizing type, evaporative-media type, water-injection type, steam type, and the like. The humidifiers are intended for installation in a room, mounted on a wall or a ceiling, or for duct or plenum mounting.

1.3
These requirements apply to equipment that includes an electric heating element to heat air or water, or both.

1.4
These requirements do not apply to evaporative coolers that are also intended to be used for cooling.

1.5
These requirements do not apply to portable, electrode-type products, such as vaporizers, which are covered by UL 499 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 64.11.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 3, 2021
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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
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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.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 9, 2021
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1.1
These requirements cover liquid-tight flexible nonmetallic conduit in the 3/8 – 4 (12 – 103) trade sizes of Type LFNC-A (Layered), Type LFNC-B (Integral), and Type LFNC-C (Corrugated) constructions. The conduit is intended for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), the CE Code, Part 1, and the Mexican Electrical Code, NOM-001-SEDE. The values in parentheses are metric trade designators of conduit.

1.2
Conduit covered by this Standard is intended for use in wet, dry, or oily locations at a maximum of 60°C (140°F), unless otherwise marked. (See Section 6.)

1.3
Fittings for liquid-tight flexible nonmetallic conduit are covered in UL 514B, CSA C22.2 No. 18.3, or NMX-J-017-ANCE.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 12, 2021
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1.1
This Standard applies to free-standing poles of ferrous metal, aluminum, polymeric, concrete, fibre reinforced structures, and wood, and to their accessories, for use in the support of lighting equipment having ratings of 600 V and less, and intended to be installed in the commercial and industrial nonhazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

1.2
This Standard applies to poles used for the support of lighting equipment, such as luminaires, electric signs, and traffic lights. The poles may also serve as supports for aerial conductors, PV modules, and wind turbines used to supply the lighting equipment, and smart city communication and data transmission devices and, in the case of concrete or metal poles, provide wireways for conductors entering the poles.

1.3
This Standard applies to the electrical features of poles as well as to the mechanical strength aspects and the ability to support their design loads.

1.4
This Standard does not apply to the erection of poles or the installation of accessories on site.

Note: Lighting Poles for residential applications less than 4 m in height may be evaluated to the requirements of CSA CSA C22.2 No 250.0 for electrical safety only, and be marked NOT EVALUATED FOR STRUCTURAL STRENGTH and N'A PAS ÉTÉ ÉVALUÉ QUANT À LA RÉSISTANCE STRUCTURALE.

1.5
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the worker 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: Oct 12, 2021
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1.1 Scope
Replacement: 
This part of IEC 60730 applies to automatic electrical humidity sensing controls for use in, on or in association with equipment, including controls for heating, air-conditioning and similar applications. The equipment may use electricity, gas, oil, solid fuel, solar thermal energy, etc. or a combination thereof.

NOTE Throughout this standard, the word "equipment" includes "appliance" and "control system".

This International Standard is applicable to automatic electrical humidity sensing controls forming part of a building automation control system within the scope of ISO 16484.

This standard also applies to automatic electrical humidity sensing 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.

This standard does not apply to automatic electrical humidity sensing controls intended exclusively for industrial process applications unless explicitly mentioned in the equipment standard. 

1.1.2 Replacement: 
This standard applies to automatic electrical controls, mechanically or electrically operated, responsive to or controlling humidity.

1.1.3 Not applicable.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 18, 2021
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Scope

1.1 This standard applies to flashlights and lanterns powered by secondary (rechargeable) batteries and general purpose primary (non-rechargeable) batteries with a maximum voltage of 75 V d.c. The terms flashlights and lanterns as used within this standard refer to products that are battery-powered.   

1.2 Flashlights and lanterns that are battery-powered and also powered from a line-voltage supply are also covered within this standard, in accordance with Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I, C22.1, and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, on circuits having a nominal voltage not exceeding 250 V. 

1.3 These requirements also cover automatic flashlights and lanterns which are normally connected to a line voltage supply and, upon loss of the line voltage supply, will turn on the lamp.

1.4 This standard is not used in conjunction with C22.2 No. 250.0.

1.5 These requirements do not cover:

a) Stand-alone battery chargers;
b) Cord and plug connected work lights and hand lights without batteries that are within the scope of UL 153 and C22.2 No. 250.4;
c) Cord and plug connected portable luminaires other than work lights and hand lights, with or without batteries, that are within the scope of UL 153 and C22.2 No. 250.4;
d) Aquarium lighting that is within the scope of UL 1018 and C22.2 No. 250.4;
e) Emergency lighting that is within the scope of UL 924 and C22.2 No. 141; and
f)  Products with ultraviolet (UV) radiation sources greater than “Exempt Group” as specified in IEC 62471 and C22.2 No. 62471.  
g)  Products intended for hazardous locations.

1.6 This standard alone is not intended to apply to permanently installed lighting that is capable of being battery powered, since it will not be sufficient to ensure that all hazards are considered for these products.

1.7 Most requirements for battery operation and charging are incorporated by reference to C22.2 No. 0.23 and UL 2595 and are subject to the limitations of voltage in that standard.

Note: Products operating at voltages in excess of those specified in C22.2 No. 0.23 and UL 2595 may require additional considerations.

1.8 Requirements for all battery operated flashlights and lanterns are specified in Part I. Additional requirements for battery operated flashlights and lanterns that may also be connected to line-voltage supply for any purpose are specified in Part II.

1.9 The terms flashlights and lanterns are considered to be interchangeable and can be referred to as products within this Standard.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 18, 2021
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1 Scope

1.1 This standard specifies the requirements for devices intended for positioning, - which may include bundling, routing, locating, and securing - of cable, wire, conduit, or tubing used in a wiring system in electrical installations in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) Part I, CSA C22.1 in Canada and the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70 in the United States of America.

1.2 These devices may be, but is not limited to, cable clamps, saddle clamp, cable and conduit clips, edge clips, screw mounts, push mounts, non-raceway wiring ducts, and devices including features such as magnets, adhesives etc.

1.3 These requirements do not apply to any mechanical protection or electrical insulation that is provided by these devices.

 1.4 These requirements do not apply to hardware for the support of conduit, tubing, and cable from a building structure, such as hangers, staples, straps, and similar devices for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) Part I.

Note: Hardware for the support of conduit, tubing, and cable from a building structure such as hangers, staples, straps, and similar devices for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) Part I are covered in the Standard for Hardware for the Support of Conduit, Tubing, and Cable, CSA C22.2 No. 18.4 or UL 2239.

1.5 These requirements do not apply to cable ties or cable tie accessories (See Note 1), coated electrical sleeving (See Note 2), extruded insulating tubing (See Note 3), mechanical protection tubing (See Note 4), metallic or nonmetallic raceways, woven flexible (fiber loom) sleeving or nonmetallic tubing employed as mechanical protection for insulated wires or equipment covered by other standards or requirements.

Note 1: Cable ties and cable tie accessories are covered in the Standard for Cable Ties for Electrical Installations, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62275 or UL 62275.

Note 2: Coated electrical sleeving is covered in the Standard for Coated Electrical Sleeving, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 198.3 or UL 1441.

Note 3: Extruded insulating tubing is covered in the Standard for Cable Ties for Extruded Insulating Tubing, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 198.1 or UL 224.

Note 4: Mechanical Protective Tubing (MPT) is covered in the Standard for Mechanical Protection Tubing (MPT) and Fittings, CSA C22.2 No. 227.3 or UL 1696.

1.6 In Canada, the requirements in this standard generally address class of workmanship in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code) Part 1, and where applicable, minor combustible components in the National Building Code of Canada.

Categories: Electrical; Energy
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 19, 2021
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Scope and normative references

This clause of part 1 is applicable except as follows:

1.1 Scope

Replacement:

This part of IEC 60730 applies to automatic electrical burner control systems for the automatic control of burners for oil, gas, coal or other combustibles intended to be used for household and similar use,

in shops, offices, hospitals, farms and commercial and industrial applications.

This International Standard is applicable

to a complete burner control system,

to a separate programming unit,

to a separate electronic high-voltage ignition source,

to a separate flame detector and

to a separate high-temperature operation (HTO) detector.

to a burner control system intended to be used in warm air heating appliances (furnaces) where the appliance is equipped with an electromechanical differential pressure control to monitor the difference of the combustion air pressure (Type 2.AL). This pressure control provides a switch as an alternative to one of the two switching elements to directly de-energize the safety relevant terminals.

 

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Oct 26, 2021
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1.1.1
The requirements specified in this Standard cover light-emitting diode (LED) equipment that is an integral part of a luminaire or other lighting equipment. and that operates in the visible light spectrum between 400 and 700 nm. These requirements also cover the component parts of LED equipment, including LED controlgear, controllers, arrays, modules, and packages, as defined in this Standard.

1.1.2
LED equipment covered by this standard are intended for operation in the visible light spectrum between 400 and 700 nm. Coherent light sources (e.g. laser sources) are not covered by this standard.LED controllers covered in this Standard are intended to be

a) integral to the luminaire; or
b) located remotely from the luminaire when the LED controller is supplied from and controls the luminaire using only Class 2 circuits.

1.1.2.1
LED packages as described in Annex I may have applications other than general illumination and may operate outside of the visible light spectrum.

1.1.2.2
Special Use LED arrays as described in Annex N have intended applications other than general illumination and may operate outside of the visible light spectrum.

1.1.3
These requirements do not cover the following LED controllers:

a) intended for installation inside a remote electrical outlet box containing Class 1 circuits;
b) light- or presence-sensitive plug-in locking–type photocontrols for use with area lighting covered by CSA C22.2 No. 284; or
c) solid-state dimming controls covered by CSA C22.2 No. 184.1.

1.2
These lighting products are intended for installation on branch circuits of 600 V nominal or less, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and for connection to isolated (non–utility-connected) power sources, such as generators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells, and the like.

1.3

1.3.1
LED equipment is utilized in lighting products that comply with the end-product standards listed in this Clause. The requirements specified in this Standard are intended to supplement those in other end-product standards.

1.3.2
LED luminaires comply with the following end-product standards:

a) CSA C22.2 No. 207;
b) CSA C22.2 No. 12;
c) CSA C22.2 No. 89;
d) CSA C22.2 No. 141;
e) CSA C22.2 No. 166;
f) CSA C22.2 No. 9.0;
g) CSA C22.2 No. 250.0;
h) CSA C22.2 No. 256;
i) CSA C22.2 No. 250.7;
j) CSA C22.2 No. 1993;
k) CSA TIL B-31B; and
l) CSA TIL B-39.

Note: Where end applications are not covered by this Standard and no applicable end-product standards exist, additional end-product evaluations using applicable standards are needed. Such end applications include, but are not limited to, LED equipment installed in air handling spaces or in other environmental air spaces (plenums), LED equipment in recessed installations where direct contact with thermal insulation could occur, and LED equipment used in fire-rated installations.

1.3.3
LED controlgear complies with the following end-product standards:

a) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 223; and
b) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1.

1.3.4
Requirements for temperature-limited LED controlgear are specified in Annex G.

1.3.5
These requirements do not anticipate additional construction, performance and marking considerations for LED equipment used in end-applications where subject to weather (outdoor use), installed in air handling spaces or in other environmental air spaces (plenums), or used in fire rated installations. LED equipment with such end-applications is subject to additional evaluation per applicable standards.

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 Sstandard; “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.

1.5
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. When used, the values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

Categories: Electrical
Origin: CSA
Close date: Nov 13, 2021
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This standard applies to cable-pulling lubricants (compounds) and the testing and analysis of their interaction with wire and cable. Cable-pulling lubricants are used to lower the friction on cables when they are installed (pulled) into conduits, ducts, or directionally bored holes. These lubricants and/or their residues are in direct contact with the cable exterior covering and may remain so for the life of the cable. Cable-pulling lubricants shall be compatible with the cable. They shall not interfere with the function of any component of the cable system that they contact.

Compatibility of cable-pulling lubricants with cable covering is the only subject of this standard. Other important performance criteria for cable-pulling lubricants such as friction reduction, toxicity, combustibility, and so on are not discussed.

This standard uses accepted cable performance standards whenever possible. Relevant standards are cited in the text and listed in Clause 2 and Annex A.