C22.2 NO. 68-18 (R2023)
Motor-operated appliances (household and commercial)
This is the eighth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 68, Motor-operated appliances (household and commercial), one of a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2009, 1992, 1989, 1981, 1976, 1962, and 1942.
This edition updates the 2009 edition of CSA C22.2 No. 68. The major differences include the removal of the requirements for shaving appliances, hair clippers, animal shearers, appliances used for manicure, appliances for hair dressers and similar appliances, food waste disposers and sewing machines, and the addition of requirements for tool cabinets, material moving and transporting devices, and rechargeable battery-operated appliances.
This Standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the Standard.
This Standard was prepared by the Subcommittee on Electrical Motor and Battery-Operated Cleaning Appliances for Industrial and Commercial Use, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Consumer and Commercial Products and the Strategic Steering Committee on Requirements for Electrical Safety, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee.
This Standard applies to motor-operated appliances* intended for use with nominal system voltages of 600 V and less, except that where appliances are driven by universal-type motors or electromagnetic mechanisms, the scope is limited to appliances rated for use on nominal system voltages of 240 V or less. This Standard applies to appliances designed to be used in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
* For convenience, the term appliance or equipment is used in this Standard.
This Standard applies to permanently connected, cord-connected, and rechargeable battery-operated appliances for household and commercial use in non-hazardous locations.
Note: The products covered by this Standard include massage appliances, automotive servicing equipment, air compressors, car wash equipment, chairs, beds, exercise appliances, paint sprayers, paint rollers, parts cleaners, household trash compactors, barbecue motors, hand-held engravers, material moving and transporting devices (i.e., hand pallet trucks, electric wheelbarrows), and similar equipment.
This Standard applies to sprayers intended for extensive open spraying of cleaning fluids, paint, insecticides, and similar liquids having a flashpoint higher than 60 °C, but excluding electrostatic sprayers and sprayers for use in spray booths or in other areas where hazardous concentrations of flammable vapours are likely to be present.
Automotive equipment covered by this Standard, such as wheel aligners, engine timing lights, and analyzers, tools cabinets, might or might not have motors.
Requirements for cord-connected double-insulated appliances are
specified in Clause 8.
Requirements for rechargeable battery-operated appliances are specified in Annex A.
This Standard does not include requirements for equipment covered by a specific Standard under the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II (e.g., drafting tables, pencil sharpeners).
This Standard does not apply to
a) electric shavers, hair clippers (including animal clippers), animal shearers, appliances used for manicure or pedicure, appliances for hairdressers, and similar appliances. These appliances are covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-8;
b) food waste disposers. These appliances are covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-16;
c) electric sewing machines These appliances are covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-28;
d) shoe polishing appliances. These appliances are covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-82; and
e) dental irrigators. These appliances are covered by CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60335-2-52.
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