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    Canadian Electrical Code Handbook - An Explanation of the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  08-12-2018

    Language(s):  English, French

    Published date:  01-01-2015

    Publisher:  Canadian Standards Association

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    Overview The 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Handbook provides background information on the rationale behind the requirements in the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and gives an explanation of the rules in plain, easy-to-understand language. The 2015 CE Code Handbook has been updated to incorporate the changes to the 2015 CE Code, and continues to be a key component of the Canadian electrical safety system. The Handbook provides a clear understanding of the safety and installation requirements of the CE Code related to industrial, commercial and residential installations. Following the navigational structure of the Code, the CE Handbook helps you quickly find pertinent information and outlines detailed scenarios to help avoid misinterpretations. The CE Code Handbook contains examples, calculations and graphics to help you implement the Code. Developed by technical experts selected for their detailed knowledge and understanding of the CE Code and extensive experience in putting Code principles into practice. It is important to note that the CE Code Handbook does not define each clause and section of the CE Code; only sections and clauses that require further clarification are referenced in the Handbook.

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    Preface Introduction to the CE Code Handbook This Handbook provides background information on the reasons behind the requirements in the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and gives an explanation of each Rule in plain, easy-to-understand language. The Handbook is intended to provide a clearer understanding of the safety requirements of the Code. The content of this Handbook is not meant to form a code of mandatory requirements. The mandatory language (\"shall\") that is used in the CE Code, Part I, has not been used here. Care has been taken to ensure that the intent of the Code Rules is clear to the users of the Handbook. However, users of the Handbook must not under any circumstances rely on it to determine the current requirements of the Code. As always, reference must be made to the Code itself and any local amendments. CSA does not assume responsibility for any errors or omissions resulting from the information contained in this Handbook. The Rules in the CE Code, Part I, are divided into two groups. Sections 0 to 16 and 26 are considered General Sections, and the other Sections supplement or amend those General Sections. Therefore a requirement in the supplementary Sections takes precedence over a general requirement. For example, Rule 12-1008 requires three threads to be engaged when making a threaded connection, whereas Rule 18-106 requires five threads to be engaged when making a threaded connection in a Class I, Zone 1 area. Section 4 permits the use of aluminum conductors, but Rule 32-100 does not allow aluminum conductors to be used in fire alarm systems.

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    CSA E335.2.20 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BATTERY POWERED TOOTH BRUSHES AND THEIR CHARGING AND BATTERY ASSEMBLIES
    CSA E730.2.3 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMAL PROTECTORS FOR BALLASTS FOR TUBULAR FLUORESCENT LAMPS
    CSA E335.2.71 : 1995 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL HEATING APPLIANCES FOR BREEDING AND REARING ANIMALS
    CSA E730.1 : 0 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E742 : 1994 ISOLATING TRANSFORMERS AND SAFETY ISOLATING TRANSFORMERS - REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E79.18 : 1995 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - ENCAPSULATION "M"
    CSA E1029.2.1 : 1994 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
    CSA E335.2.24 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR REFRIGERATORS, FOOD-FREEZERS AND ICE-MAKERS
    CSA E335.1-2E : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E730.2.7 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR TIMERS AND TIME SWITCHES
    CSA E1029.2.6 : 1994 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DIAMOND DRILLS WITH WATER SUPPLY
    CAN/CSA-E1029-2-6-94 (R2017) Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 2: Particular Requirements for Diamond Drills With Water Supply (Adopted IEC 1029-2-6:1993, first edition) | Sécurité des machines-outils électriques semi-fixes - Partie 2: Règles particulières pour les foreuses à béton (norme CEI 1029-2-6:1993 adoptée, première édition)
    CAN/CSA-E1029-1-94 (R2017) Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 1: General Requirements (Adopted IEC 1029-1:1990, first edition, with Canadian deviations) | Sécurité des machines-outils électriques semi-fixes - Partie 1: Règles générales (norme CEI 1029-1:1990 adoptée, première édition, avec exigences propres au Canada)
    CSA E61241.1.1 : 2002 : R2010 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR USE IN THE PRESENCE OF COMBUSTIBLE DUST - PART 1-1: ELECTRICAL APPARATUS PROTECTED BY ENCLOSURES AND SURFACE TEMPERATURE LIMITATION - SPECIFICATION FOR APPARATUS
    CSA E335.2.5 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DISHWASHERS
    CSA E335.2.15 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLIANCES FOR HEATING LIQUIDS
    CSA E1029.2.3 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2006 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-3: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR PLANERS AND THICKNESSERS
    CSA E335.2.2 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR VACUUM CLEANERS AND WATER SUCTION CLEANING APPLIANCES
    CSA E967 : 1994 SAFETY OF ELECTRICALLY HEATED BLANKETS, PADS AND SIMILAR FLEXIBLE HEATING APPLIANCES FOR HOUSEHOLD USE
    CAN/CSA-ISO 16571:16 SYSTEMS FOR EVACUATION OF PLUME GENERATED BY MEDICAL DEVICES
    CSA E335.2.55 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES FOR USE WITH AQUARIUMS AND GARDEN PONDS
    CSA E335.2.4 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR SPIN EXTRACTORS
    CSA E335.2.65 : 1995 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR-CLEANING APPLIANCES
    CSA E335.2.19 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BATTERY POWERED SHAVERS, HAIR CLIPPERS AND SIMILAR APPLIANCES AND THEIR CHARGING AND BATTERY ASSEMBLIES
    CSA E1029.2.4 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2006 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-4: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BENCH GRINDERS
    CSA E730.2.12 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DOOR LOCKS
    CSA E335.2.57 : 1994 : R2004 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ICE CREAM APPLIANCES WITH INCORPORATED MOTOR COMPRESSORS
    CSA E730.2.12 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2001 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DOOR LOCKS
    CSA E1029.1 : 1994 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E730.2.12 : 1994 : R2013 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DOOR LOCKS
    CSA E1029.2.1 : 1994 : INC : AMD 2 : 2006 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
    CSA E730.2.6 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL PRESSURE SENSING CONTROLS INCLUDING MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E730.2.1 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
    CSA E79.6 : 0 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - OIL-IMMERSED APPARATUS
    CSA E730.2.4 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMAL MOTOR PROTECTORS FOR MOTOR COMPRESSORS OF HERMETIC AND SEMI HERMETIC TYPE
    CSA E335.2.33 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR COFFEE MILLS AND COFFEE GRINDERS
    CSA E335.1-3E : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    CSA E335.2.14 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC KITCHEN MACHINES
    ISO 16571:2014 Systems for evacuation of plume generated by medical devices
    CSA E491 : 1994 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRONIC FLASH APPARATUS FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC PURPOSES
    CSA E335.2.61 : 1995 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMAL STORAGE HEATERS
    CSA E1029.2.2 : 1994 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR RADIAL ARM SAWS
    CSA E691 : 0 THERMAL LINKS - REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION GUIDE
    CSA E1029.2.3 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2006 : R2017 Amendment 1:2006 to CAN/CSA-E1029-2-3-94, Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 2-3: Particular Requirements for Planers and Thicknessers (Adopted Amendment 1:2001 to CEI/IEC 1029-2-3:1993)
    CSA E1029.2.7 : 1994 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DIAMOND SAWS WITH WATER SUPPLY
    CAN/CSA-E1029-2-2-94 (R2017) Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 2: Particular Requirements for Radial Arm Saws (Adopted IEC 1029-2-2:1993, first edition)| Sécurité des machines-outils électriques semi-fixes - Partie 2: Règles particulières pour les scies radiales (norme CEI 1029-2-2:1993 adoptée, première édition)
    CSA E1029.2.2 : 1994 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR RADIAL ARM SAWS
    CSA E335.2.70 : 95(R2004) SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR MILKING MACHINES
    CSA E335.2.63 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC WATER BOILERS AND LIQUID HEATERS
    CSA E335.2.18 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - GUIDE FOR PREPARING SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR BATTERY POWERED MOTOR OPERATED APPLIANCES AND THEIR CHARGING BATTERY ASSEMBLIES
    BS ISO 16571 : 2014 SYSTEMS FOR EVACUATION OF PLUME GENERATED BY MEDICAL DEVICES
    CSA E335.2.53 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC SAUNA HEATING APPLIANCES
    CSA E342.1 : 1995 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC FANS AND REGULATORS - PART 1: FANS AND REGULATORS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR PURPOSES
    CSA E335.2.13 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DEEP FAT FRYERS, FRYING PANS AND SIMILAR APPLIANCES
    CSA E257 : 0 FUSEHOLDERS FOR MINIATURE CARTRIDGE FUSE-LINKS
    CSA E335.2.3 : 1994 : R2004 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC IRONS
    CSA E1029.2.5 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2006 : R2017 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-5: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BAND SAWS
    CSA E1029.2.4 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2006 : R2017 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-4: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BENCH GRINDERS
    CSA E335.2.12 : 1994 : R2004 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WARMING PLATES AND SIMILAR APPLIANCES
    CSA E335.2.10 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOR TREATMENT MACHINES AND WET SCRUBBING MACHINES
    CSA E730.2.2 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THERMAL MOTOR PROTECTORS
    CSA E335.2.5 : 1994 : R2004 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR DISHWASHERS
    CSA E1029.2.5 : 1994 : R2013 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-5: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR BAND SAWS
    CSA E61241.1.1 : 2002 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR USE IN THE PRESENCE OF COMBUSTIBLE DUST - PART 1-1: ELECTRICAL APPARATUS PROTECTED BY ENCLOSURES AND SURFACE TEMPERATURE LIMITATION - SPECIFICATION FOR APPARATUS
    CSA E335.2.9 : 0 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR TOASTERS, GRILLS, ROASTERS AND SIMILAR APPLIANCES
    CSA E730.2.5 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL BURNER CONTROL SYSTEMS
    CSA E335.2.31 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR RANGE HOODS
    CSA E335.2.59 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR INSECT KILLERS
    CSA E335.2.10 : 1994 : R2004 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR FLOOR TREATMENT MACHINES AND WET SCRUBBING MACHINES
    CSA E730.2.10 : 1994 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED MOTOR STARTING RELAYS
    CSA E335.2.12 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WARMING PLATES AND SIMILAR APPLIANCES
    CSA E1029.2.1 : 1994 : INC : AMD 2 : 2006 : R2017 SAFETY OF TRANSPORTABLE MOTOR-OPERATED ELECTRIC TOOLS - PART 2-1: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR CIRCULAR SAWS
    CSA E730.2.12 : 1994 : INC : AMD 1 : 2001 : R2013 AUTOMATIC ELECTRICAL CONTROLS FOR HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR USE - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICALLY OPERATED DOOR LOCKS
    CAN/CSA-E1029-2-7-94 (R2017) Safety of Transportable Motor-Operated Electric Tools - Part 2: Particular Requirements for Diamond Saws With Water Supply (Adopted IEC 1029-2-7:1993, first edition) | Sécurité des machines-outils électriques semi-fixes - Partie 2: Règles particulières pour les tronçonneuses à béton (norme CEI 1029-2-7:1993 adoptée, première édition)
    CSA E335.2.57 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ICE CREAM APPLIANCES WITH INCORPORATED MOTOR COMPRESSORS
    CSA E335.2.3 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRIC IRONS
    CSA E335.2.23 : 1994 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLIANCES FOR SKIN OR HAIR CARE
    CSA E335.2.66 : 1995 SAFETY OF HOUSEHOLD AND SIMILAR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES - PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER-BED HEATERS
    CSA E384.14.1 : 1995 FIXED CAPACITORS FOR USE IN ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT - PART 14: BLANK DETAIL SPECIFICATION: FIXED CAPACITORS FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION AND CONNECTION TO THE SUPPLY MAINS - ASSESSMENT LEVEL D
    CSA E60079.1 : 2002 ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR EXPLOSIVE GAS ATMOSPHERES - CONSTRUCTION AND VERIFICATION TEST OF FLAMEPROOF ENCLOSURES OF ELECTRICAL APPARATUS
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