This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 271, Photovoltaic cables, one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.
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 specifies requirements for photovoltaic single-conductor and multi-conductor thermoset-insulated wires and cables that are rated 600, 1000, or 2000 V, suitable for ac and dc systems, and intended for installation in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
(1) See Table 1 for the wire and cable types covered by this Standard.
(2) See Table 2 for voltage and maximum conductor temperature ratings for the wire and cable types covered by this Standard.
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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.
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