Positioning devices (Binational standard with UL 1565)
This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL Standard for Positioning Devices. It is the third edition of CSA C22.2 No. 18.5, and the sixth edition of UL 1565. This edition of CSAC22.2 No. 18.5 supersedes the previous edition published in 2013. This edition of UL 1565 supersedes the previous edition published in 2013.
This harmonized Standard was prepared by CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).. The efforts and support of the members of the Technical Harmonization Committee, which includes end product manufacturers and material suppliers, 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 Subcommittee on Fittings, Hardware and Positioning 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 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 of Canada by CSA Group.
This standard specifies the requirements for devices intended for positioning, which may include bundling, routing, locating, and securing of cable, wire, conduit, or tubing used in a wiring system in electrical installations in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part I, in Canada and the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70 in the United States of America.
These devices may be, but is not limited to, cable clamps, saddle clamp, cable and conduit clips, edge clips, mechanical mounts, screw mounts, push mounts, non-raceway wiring ducts., and devices including features such as magnets, adhesives etc.
These requirements do not apply to any mechanical protection or electrical insulation that is provided by these devices.
These requirements do not apply to hardware for the support of conduit, tubing, and cable from a building structure, such as hangers, staples, straps, and similar devices for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part I.
Note: Hardware for the support of conduit, tubing, and cable from a building structure such as hangers, staples, straps, and similar devices for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part I are covered in the Standard for Hardware for the Support of Conduit, Tubing, and Cable, CSA C22.2 No. 18.4 or UL 2239.
These requirements do not apply to cable ties or cable tie accessories (See Note 1), coated electrical sleeving (See Note 2), extruded insulating tubing (See Note 3), mechanical protection tubing (See Note 4), metallic or nonmetallic raceways, woven flexible (fiber loom) sleeving or nonmetallic tubing employed as mechanical protection for insulated wires or equipment covered by other standards or requirements.
Note 1: Cable ties and cable tie accessories are covered in the Standard for Cable Ties for Electrical Installations, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 62275 or UL 62275.
Note 2: Coated electrical sleeving is covered in the Standard for Coated Electrical Sleeving, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 198.3 or UL 1441.
Note 3: Extruded insulating tubing is covered in the Standard for Cable Ties for Extruded Insulating Tubing, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 198.1 or UL 224.
Note 4: Mechanical Protective Tubing (MPT) is covered in the Standard for Mechanical Protection Tubing (MPT) and Fittings, CSA C22.2 No. 227.3 or UL 1696.
In Canada, the requirements in this standard generally address class of workmanship in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code (CE Code), Part I, and where applicable, minor combustible components in the National Building Code of Canada.