This is the second edition of CSA C22.2 No. 308, Cord reels and multi-outlet assemblies. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2014. It is one of a series of Standards issued under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.
The main change in this new edition is the incorporation of CSA TIL A-32 into the Standard. CSA TIL A-32 covers the requirements for outdoor, multiple receptacle extension boxes.
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 applies to the following products rated at 600 V and less, and designed to be used in non- hazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I:
a) cord reels for general use and special use cord reels intended to be mounted on or in utilization equipment such as appliances, portable luminaires, extension cord set storage winders, etc.;
b) cord-connected, multiple receptacle extension boxes intended to provide a convenient supply of power to portable appliances, tools, etc.;
c) hospital grade power bars rated 15 A, 125 V;
d) outdoor, cord-connected, multi-receptacle extension boxes intended for mounting on yard stakes or other surfaces to provide a convenient supply of power to portable appliances, tools, garden lighting, etc. They are intended to supply power in non-commercial, non-industrial, and non-hazardous environments and are intended to be stored in dry/indoor locations when not in use. They are limited to 125 Vac 15 A output; and
e) commercial/industrial use cord reels.
The requirements of this Standard are to be used in conjunction with CSA C22.2 No. 21 and CSA C22.2 No. 42.
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.