This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 320, Controlled outlets. It is one of a series of Standards issued 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 the latest edition of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.
This standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Standard covers controlled outlets, equipped with or without locking or non-locking receptacle configurations, for permanently connected branch circuit installation, rated up to and including 600 V, 60A and intended to be installed in ordinary locations in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
This Standard also covers outlets that might be installed in wet or damp category two locations when fitted with self-closing weather proof covers.
These requirements also cover controlled tamper-resistant and weather-resistant outlets.
This Standard does not directly apply to, but could include, additional requirements from the following standards:
a) CSA C22.2 No. 21, employing integral connectors etc. as part of a power supply cord or cord set;
b) CSA C22.2 No. 308, employing cord reels for general and special use, cord-connected multiple extension boxes and hospital grade power bars;
c) CSA C22.2 No. 42, employing current taps and adapters;
d) CSA C22.2 No. 43, employing male or female screw shells;
e) CSA C22.2 182.3, employing special use attachment plugs, receptacles, and connectors;
f) CSA C22.2 No. 223, employing Class 2 power supply outlets (USB) installed on faceplates of an outlet box, on a yoke similar to an outlet box-mounted receptacle, or mounted on a wall as a self-contained device; and
g) CSA C22.2 No. 144.1, employing Class A GFCI receptacles.
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.
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