CSA - C22.2 NO. 74-16
Equipment for Use with Electric Discharge Lamps
|Publication Date:||1 January 2016|
This is the fifth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 74, Equipment for use with electric discharge lamps, one of a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous editions published in 1996, 1992, 1969, and 1954.
This edition incorporates, in three parts, requirements for fluorescent light ballasts, high-intensity discharge lamp ballasts, and ancillary equipment such as lampholders and starters.
The following sections have changed in this edition:
a) spacings requirements - Clause 4.20.5, Part 1;
b) inrush current - Clause 4.24.4, Part 1;
c) risk of electric shock test - Clause 6.11, Part 1;
d) anti arcing test method - Clause 6.12, Part 1; and
e) harmonics proposal - Clause 4.25, Part 1 and Clause 4.19, Part 2.
This Standard was prepared by Subcommittee on Lighting Products, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Consumer and Commercial Products and the Strategic Steering Committee on Requirements for Electrical Safety, and has formally been approved by the Technical Committee.
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