CSA C22.2 NO 42
General use receptacles, attachment plugs, and similar wiring devices
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
|ICS Code (Plugs, socket-outlets, couplers):||29.120.30|
This Standard applies to the following wiring devices of the general purpose nonlocking and locking types, rated 60 A and less, and intended for use in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I:
(a) general use and hospital-grade attachment plugs;
(b) adapters without male or female screwshell;
(c) general use and hospital-grade receptacles;
(d) receptacles intended for use with copper or aluminum wire;
(e) self-contained receptacles;
(f) general use and hospital-grade cord connectors;
(g) current taps and similar devices (e.g., flanged equipment power inlets and outlets);
(h) the following devices for use with copper conductor, nonmetallic sheathed cables for mounting without a separate outlet box, in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I:
(i) self-contained receptacles, intended for flush mounting, rated 15 and 20 A, 125 and 250 V; and
(ii) surface-mounted receptacles rated 15 and 20 A, 125 and 250 V;
(i) devices with varistors intended for surge suppression of connected loads; and
(j) receptacles with more than two sets of female contacts such as triplex, quadruplex, etc.
This Standard does not apply to the following products:
(a) pull-off plugs, which are addressed in CSA C22.2 No. 57;
(b) receptacles, attachment plugs, connectors, and adapters intended for use in hazardous locations, which are addressed in CSA C22.2 No. 159;
(c) receptacles, attachment plugs, connectors, and adapters of the special-use types, which are addressed in CSA C22.2 No. 182.1, CSA C22.2 No. 182.2, CSA C22.2 No. 182.3, and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 182.4;
(d) metal and nonmetallic flush device cover plates, which are addressed in CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 42.1; and
(e) devices having male or female screwshells, which are addressed in CSA C22.2 No. 43.
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