This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL standard for Appliance and Flatiron Plugs. It is the First edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 57, and the First edition of UL 498C.
This harmonized standard was prepared by the CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The efforts and support of the Technical Harmonization Subcommittee for Switch and Outlet Boxes, THSC 23B-1, 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 Inegrated Commitee on Wiring Devices, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Technical Committee on Wiring Devices and the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on requirements for Electrical Safety, and has been formally approved by the CSA Technical Committee.
This standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
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.
These requirements cover flatiron and appliance plugs intended for use on cord-connected portable cooking or heating appliances rated up to 20 A, 250 Volts or less, intended for use in ordinary non-hazardous locations – all intended for connection to a branch circuit for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70 and the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA C22.1-15.
This Standard does not directly apply to the following devices, but may be used to supplement the requirements within these standards when a device is evaluated to these standards:
a) Devices produced integrally with flexible cord or cables that are covered by the Standard for Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords, UL 817;
b) Devices intended for connection to the branch circuit, such as attachment plugs, cord connectors, receptacles, inlets, and outlets, which are covered by the Standard for Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, UL 498;
c) Devices solely intended for direct connection to the branch circuit in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and that are provided with contacts of the pin and sleeve type, that are covered by the Standard for Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors of the Pin and Sleeve Type, UL 1682;
d) Devices consisting of wiring terminals and supporting blocks intended for the connection of wiring that are covered by the Standard for Terminal Blocks, UL 1059;
e) Devices such as wire connectors and soldering lugs that are covered by the Standard for Wire Connectors, UL 486A-486B; the Standard for Splicing Wire Connectors, UL 486C; or the Standard for Equipment Wiring Terminals for Use with Aluminum and/or Copper Conductors, UL 486E;
f) Devices such as quick-connect terminals that are covered by the Standard for Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals, UL 310; or
g) Devices such as appliance couplers that are covered by the Standard for Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes – Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60320-1.
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