This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL standard for insulated multi-pole splicing wire connectors. It is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 2459 and the first edition of UL 2459. This harmonized standard has been jointly revised on September 20, 2018.
This harmonized standard was prepared by the CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The efforts and support of the Technical Harmonization Committee for Connectors, of the Council on the Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas (CANENA), are gratefully acknowledged.
This standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the standard.
This standard was reviewed by the CSA Integrated Committee on Electrical Connectors, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Technical Committee on Wiring Products and the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Requirements for Electrical Safety, and has been formally approved by the CSA Technical Committee.
This Standard covers insulated multi-pole mating or non-mating splicing wire connectors intended for field wiring and factory wiring for use in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, in Canada, and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, in the United States.
The dimensions of these connectors are not defined in any national or international technical standard, as such, mating connectors are identified and tested with compatible mating part (or parts, if multiple exist) and are to be of the same manufacturer.
These requirements also cover luminaire disconnects that are used;
(a) internal to luminaires to facilitate replacement of the ballast or LED driver, or
(b) for LED retrofit applications where connected on the line side of the LED driver.
These wire connectors are suitable for use with 30 to 6 AWG (0.05 to 13.3 mm2) stranded copper conductors and 30 to 10 AWG (0.05 to 5.3 mm2) solid copper conductors.
These wire connectors are suitable for currents not exceeding the ampacity of insulated conductors as rated by the manufacturer.
Note: The ampacity of insulated conductors 14 AWG (2.1 mm2) and larger is determined in accordance with the values in the Assigned maximum ampere rating column, under the heading Copper, in Table 7 of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 65 or UL 486A-486B. In Canada, the maximum ampacity of insulated conductors 14 AWG (2.1 mm2) and smaller is determined in accordance with Table 12 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
These wire connectors are suitable for voltages not exceeding 600 V.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) splicing wire connectors intended for direct burial;
(b) insulated splicing wire connectors intended for use at voltage levels exceeding 600 V (1000 V in a sign or luminaire);
(c) terminal wire connectors;
(d) wire binding screw terminals;
(e) built-in terminal connectors on devices having integral cable clamps;
(f) flat quick-connect terminals;
(g) devices, such as wire connectors and soldering lugs, that are covered by
(1) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 65 or UL 486A-486B;
(2) CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 188 or UL 486C; or
(3) UL 486 E;
(h) devices, such as quick-connect terminals, that are covered by CSA C22.2 No. 153 or UL 310;
(i) devices covered by CSA C22.2 No. 182.3 or UL 1977; and
(j) devices, such as pin and sleeve connectors, that are covered by CSA C22.2 No. 182.1 or UL 1682.
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