Neon transformers and power supplies
This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 255, Neon transformers and power supplies. For general information on the Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, see the Preface of the latest issue 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 transformers and power supplies, including those intended to be connected to a Class 2 source of supply, that provide the voltage and ballasting for neon and cold-cathode tubing (electric-discharge tubing) and are intended to be used in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
This Standard does not apply to
(a) transformers or power supplies intended to supply other forms of lighting such as fluorescent, high-intensity-discharge, electroluminescent, LED, and plasma lighting; and
(b) transformers or power supplies that are intended for use with oil burners.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
Unless otherwise indicated, all voltage and current values in this Standard are root-mean-square (rms).
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