This is the second edition of CSA C22.2 No. 207, Portable and stationary electric signs and displays, one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous edition published in 1989.
For general information on the Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, see the preface of the latest issue of CSA C22.2 No. 0, General Requirements - Canadian Electrical Code, Part II.
This Standard applies to electric signs and display equipment for indoor or outdoor use, in nonhazardous locations, intended for installation in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I on branch circuits of not more than
a) 750 V between conductors and involving lamp voltages of not more than 15 000 V for stationary signs; and
b) 125 V between conductors and involving lamp voltages of not more than 7500 V for portable signs.
c) 750 V between conductors and involving lamp voltages of more than 7500 V but not exceeding 15 000 V, not more than 7500 V to ground, and secondary current ratings not more than 30 mA, for portable and show-window luminous-discharge-tube signs and displays for indoor use.
Note: Throughout this Standard, the single word sign(s) is used to mean both signs and displays. However, for the purposes of this Standard, video flat panel displays are not considered displays.
This Standard includes requirements for signs having outline lighting wherein the sources of light are
a) incandescent lamps;
b) fluorescent lamps;
c) high-voltage luminous discharge tubes, including neon tubes;
d) high-intensity discharge lamps; and
e) light emitting diodes (LED).
This Standard includes requirements for sectional signs.
The specific sign requirements are given in four clauses as follows:
a) Clause 4 - General requirements for all electric signs;
b) Clause 5 - Stationary signs;
c) Clause 6 - Portable signs; and
d) Annex C - Retrofit kits for sign conversion.
This Standard does not apply to
a) Luminaires, covered in CSA C22.2 No. 250.0;
b) Portable luminaires, covered in CSA C22.2 No. 250.4;
c) Christmas tree and other decorative lighting outfits, covered in CSA C22.2 No. 37; or
d) Swimming pool luminaires, submersible luminaires and accessories, covered in CSA C22.2 No. 89.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information 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.