Appliance couplers for household and similar general purposes — Part 1: General requirements (Binational standard with UL 60320-1)
This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL standard for Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes - Part 1: General Requirements. It is the second edition of CSA C22.2 No. 60320-1, and the third edition of UL 60320-1. This edition of CSA C22.2 No. 60320-1 supersedes the previous edition published on May 12, 2011. This edition of UL 60320-1 supersedes the previous edition published on May 12, 2011. This harmonized standard has been jointly revised on March 25, 2022. For this purpose, CSA Group and UL are issuing revision pages dated March 25, 2022.
This harmonized standard is based on IEC Publication 60320-1: third edition, Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes – Part 1: General Requirements issued June 2015, as revised by corrigendum 1 issued January 2016. IEC 60320-1 is copyrighted by the IEC.
This harmonized standard was prepared by the CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The efforts and support of the Technical Harmonization Subcommittee, [THSC 23BC-9, Appliance Couplers] 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 Committed on Wiring Devices, 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 has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard by CSA Group.
This part of lEC 60320 sets the general requirements for appliance couplers for two poles and two poles with earth contact and for the connection of electrical devices for household and similar onto the mains supply.
This part of lEC 60320 is also valid for appliance inlets/appliance outlets integrated or incorporated in appliances.
The rated voltage does not exceed 250 V (a.c.) and the rated current does not exceed 16 A.
Appliance couplers complying with this part of lEC 60320 are suitable for normal use at ambient temperatures not normally exceeding +40 ° C, but their average over a period of 24 h does not exceed +35 °C, with a lower limit of the ambient air temperature of –5 °C.
Appliance couplers are not suitable for
– use in place of plug and socket-outlet systems according to IEC 60884- 1.
– use in place of devices for connecting luminaires (DCLs) according to IEC 61995 or luminaire supporting couplers (LSCs).
NOTE Requirements for d.c. are under consideration.
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