This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 308, Cord reels and multi-outlet assemblies. It is one of a series of Standards issued under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code.
This Standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the Standard.
This Standard applies to the following products rated at 600 V and less, and designed to be used in non- hazardous locations in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I:
a) cord reels for general use and special use cord reels intended to be mounted on or in utilization equipment such as appliances, portable luminaires, extension cord set storage winders, etc.;
b) cord-connected, multiple receptacle extension boxes intended to provide a convenient supply of power to portable appliances, tools, etc.; and
c) hospital grade power bars rated 15 A, 125 V.
The requirements of this Standard are to be used in conjunction with CSA C22.2 No. 21 and CSA C22.2 No. 42.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The imperial values given in parenthesis 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.