This is the second edition of CSA C828, Performance requirements for thermostats used with individual room electric space heating devices.
It supersedes the previous edition published in 1999. This Standard will replace CSA C273.4-M1978, Performance Requirements for Electric Heating Line-Voltage Wall Thermostats, when CSA C273.4 is withdrawn.
1.1 General This Standard specifies requirements for thermostat models intended for line-voltage (120 to 240 V) switching of a controlled resistive heating load. It includes single- and double-pole thermostats that control their load by fast or slow ON/OFF switching.
The models covered by this Standard are as follows: (a) wall-mounted line-voltage thermostats; (b) built-in line-voltage thermostats (up to 1500 W); and (c) two-component thermostats.
This Standard's requirements apply only to local zone thermostats; they do not apply to central heating units under the control of a single thermostat or to thermostats used exclusively to control radiant heating systems.
Thermal regulation and power line quality This Standard specifies performance requirements covering thermal regulation and power line quality. The thermal regulation requirements are based on testing in a dual-climate test chamber. The power line quality requirements establish the level of emissions that may be generated by line-voltage thermostats and the extent of line-voltage thermostat susceptibility to electromagnetic disturbances that can be present on power lines.
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Units of measurement The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.