This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 269.4, Surge protective devices - Type 4 - Component assemblies. This Standard is one in a series of standards dealing with surge protective devices. Upon publication of the entire series, the requirements in these Standards will supersede CSA TIL I-11B on surge protection. This Standard is issued by CSA Group 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 CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.
This Standard covers component assembly surge protective devices (SPDs) consisting of two or more Type 5 components, intended for use in Type 1, 2, or 3 SPD applications.
Type 4 component assemblies are designed for repeated limiting of transient voltage surges as specified in this Standard on 50 or 60 Hz power circuits over 42 V and not exceeding 750 V.
The surge protective component used in a Type 4 component assembly may include but not be limited to metal oxide varistors (MOVs), silicon avalanche diodes (SADs), spark gaps, and gas discharge tubes (GDT).
This Standard does not apply to EMI filters which may have surge suppression characteristics as covered in CSA C22.2 No. 8.
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