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ULC CAN-S2577

STANDARD FOR SUSPENDED CEILING POWER GRID SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT

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Organization: ULC
Publication Date: 7 February 2013
Status: active
Page Count: 56
ICS Code (Lighting installation systems): 29.140.50
ICS Code (Ceilings. Floors. Stairs): 91.060.30
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These requirements cover suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage systems and equipment intended for installation and use in accordance with the:

In Canada:

Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1,

In the United States:

National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. 

The suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage systems covered by this standard are intended to be installed as a suspended ceiling grid that provides mechanical support for the ceiling tiles and provides electrical connections between the low voltage/extra-low voltage power supply and the low voltage/extra-low voltage equipment. The low voltage/extra-low voltage system consists of the following components:

a) An isolating type low voltage/extra-low voltage power supply with output(s) operating at 30 V (42.4 V peak) or less and not exceeding Class 2 power limits,

b) A grid rail power distribution system to provide power from the Class 2 power supply to one or more pieces of Class 2 powered equipment, and

c) Class 2 powered equipment that is electrically connected to the suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage system. 

The suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage system is intended to be permanently connected, for indoor dry locations, and installed in accordance with the following requirements:

In Canada:

Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1, and the National Building Code of Canada.

In the United States:

National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70, the International Building Code (IBC), and the International Mechanical Code (IMC).

This standard also covers suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage systems intended for use in air-handling spaces.

This standard does not address any supplemental or alternative requirements for suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage systems intended for use in: In Canada:

a) Hazardous locations as specified in the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1;

b) General patient care areas or critical patient care areas as defined by Section 24 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1; or

c) Emergency systems as defined by Section 46 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1.

In the United States:

a) Hazardous locations as specified in the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70;

b) General patient care areas or critical patient care areas as defined by Article 517 of the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70; or

c) Emergency systems as defined by Article 700 of the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. 

This standard does not evaluate the suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage system for seismic requirements in accordance with the:

In Canada:

National Building Code of Canada. In the United States: International Building Code (IBC).

This standard does not evaluate the suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage systems for fire resistance.

Document History

ULC CAN-S2577
February 7, 2013
STANDARD FOR SUSPENDED CEILING POWER GRID SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
These requirements cover suspended ceiling grid low voltage/extra-low voltage systems and equipment intended for installation and use in accordance with the: In Canada: Canadian Electrical Code,...
February 7, 2013
STANDARD FOR SUSPENDED CEILING GRID LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
These requirements cover suspended ceiling grid low voltage systems and equipment intended for installation and use in accordance with the: In Canada: Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety...
February 7, 2013
STANDARD FOR SUSPENDED CEILING GRID LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
These requirements cover suspended ceiling grid low voltage systems and equipment intended for installation and use in accordance with the: In Canada: Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety...
February 7, 2013
STANDARD FOR SUSPENDED CEILING POWER GRID SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
These requirements cover suspended ceiling grid low voltage systems and equipment intended for installation and use in accordance with the: In Canada: Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety...

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