This is the ninth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 96, Portable power cables, one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2003, 1998, 1992, 1989, 1974, 1964, 1958, and 1951.
This Standard specifies construction and testing requirements for portable power cables normally used in applications where the cables are subject to frequent flexing and where installation is in accordance with CAN/CSA-M421 and/or the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
The cable constructions specified in Clauses 5 to 9 and Clauses 12 to 15 of this Standard are suitable for use at a maximum conductor temperature of 90 °C under normal operating conditions in wet or dry locations, outdoors or in underground mines, and in rugged environments. The special cable constructions described in Clauses 10 and 11 are suitable for use at a maximum conductor temperature of 105 °C.
This Standard does not specify all types, sizes, and voltage ratings of portable power cables that can be required for particular applications.
This Standard specifies the following categories of cables:
5 Thermoset and PUR multiconductor round cables for mining and general applications rated over 2 kV and up to 25 kV
6 Thermoset and PUR multiconductor round cables for mining and general applications rated up to 2 kV
7 Thermoset and PUR single-conductor cables for mining and general applications rated up to 35 kV
8 Thermoset two- and three-conductor flat cables for mining and general applications rated up to 2 kV
9 Thermoset three-conductor round cables with a central bonding (grounding) conductor for underground coal mining appplications rated up to 5 kV
10 Arc-welding cable
11 600 V single-conductor portable power cable
12 Single and multiconductor PPC cables for general applications rated up to 2 kV
13 Flexible cable for use with cranes and hoists rated 600 V (festoon cable)
14 Variable frequency drive cable three conductor, round, or mining and general applications up to 15 kV
15 DLO cable, single conductor used for portable and general applications up to 2 kV
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