This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 182.5, Photovoltaic connectors. It is one of a series of Standards issued under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.
For general information on the Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, see the Preface of the latest edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.
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 photovoltaic connectors:
a) single pole, rated maximum 2000 V dc; and
b) multi-pole, rated maximum 2000 V ac or dc.
This Standard applies to photovoltaic connectors intended for use in solar photovoltaic systems in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, using stranded copper conductors, for use in either indoor or outdoor nonhazardous locations.
Note: Photovoltaic connectors are intended to be installed with cables meeting the requirements of C22.2 No. 271 or equivalent, suitable for the purpose.
This Standard also applies to panel mounted connectors, splitter connectors, and similar wiring devices intended for use in photovoltaic systems.
This Standard does not apply to
a) appliance plugs covered in CSA C22.2 No. 57;
b) attachment plugs, receptacles, and similar wiring devices intended for use in hazardous locations covered in CSA C22.2 No. 159;
c) general use receptacles, attachment plugs, and similar wiring devices covered in CSA C22.2 No. 42;
d) industrial type, special use attachment plugs, receptacles, equipment power inlets and outlets, and connectors covered in CSA C22.2 No. 182.1;
e) industrial locking type attachment plugs, receptacles, and connectors covered in CSA C22.2 No. 182.2; or
f) special use connectors covered in CSA C22.2 No. 182.3.
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