This is the second edition of CSA/ANSI C22.2 No. 298, High voltage couplers. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2016. It is one of a series of Standards issued 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 the latest edition of CSA C22.2 No. 0.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
This Standard applies to locking-type, pin and sleeve type plugs, receptacles, power inlets, connectors, junction boxes, and live-end covers rated up to 1200 A (for single- and multi-pole) and above 750 V to 35 kV ac, 50/60 Hz or up to 1500 V dc and which shall have one or more pilot contacts for multi-pole configuration and above 750 V to 1000 V ac or dc for single pole configuration. These devices are intended to provide portable power from branch circuits, or are for direct connection to the branch circuit in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, or National Electrical Code (NEC) using portable power cables with copper conductors, for use in either indoor or outdoor, nonhazardous locations.
The products covered in this Standard are commonly, but not exclusively, used in the following applications:
a) open pit mining;
b) underground mining;
d) shore to ship power;
e) portable power equipment;
f) general industrial use; and
This Standard does not apply to
a) products covered in CSA C22.2 No. 182.1 and UL 1682;
b) devices intended to be separated or connected under load; and
c) products covered in CSA C22.2 No. 282 and UL 2251.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.
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.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
High voltage couplers