CSA - C22.2 NO. 158-10
|Publication Date:||1 January 2010|
|ICS Code (Connecting devices):||29.120.20|
This Standard covers assemblies of wiring terminals and supporting blocks for copper conductors, copper and aluminum conductors, and aluminum conductors rated at a maximum of 1500 V and 2000 kcmil, intended to provide for the connection of wiring designed to be used in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
These terminal blocks are intended to support permanently and to insulate wire terminations and joints from each other and from the surface on which the terminal block is mounted, where the absence of such support or insulation could result in a hazard.
Terminal blocks can be of various designs, such as sectional, modular, or one-piece.
Terminal blocks can employ a combination of connectors.
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