This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 331, Flat cable systems. It is one of a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.
For general information on the Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, see the Preface of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.
This Standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the Standard.
This Standard applies to flat cable systems for indoor use, in non-hazardous locations, intended for installation on branch circuits of not more than 600 V 30 A ac between conductors in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
Note: See Rule 12-1614 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I for additional requirements on flat cable systems.
This Standard applies to the following flat cable system components:
a) flat cable Type FCC
b) flat cable fittings
c) metal surface raceways; and
d) metal surface raceway fittings.
This Standard does not apply to flat cable systems with connectors intended for installation into equipment (e.g., ribbon cables with PCB mount connectors).
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
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