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Canadian Electrical Code is an ever-evolving piece of component for its citizen’s safety and comfort. Following changes are brought into the highlight for the code changes that happened in 2018.
2015 Code — No specific requirements
2018 Code — New Subsection 16-300
2015 Code — Two-wire simple switch loop acceptable
2018 Code — Identified conductor required at every control location
2015 Code — 15 pages long and two tables
2018 Code — 8 pages long and one table
2015 Code — AFCI protection required, with some exemptions
2018 Code — exemptions tightened, application to existing circuits clarified
2015 Code — disconnecting means required for fluorescent ballasts
2018 Code — disconnecting means required for fluorescent ballasts and LED drivers
2015 Code — TR receptacles required in dwelling units and child care facilities
2018 Code — TR receptacles required in additional occupancy types
2015 Code — approval requirement based on application
2018 Code — approval based on voltage and application. Voltage is limited by location.
2015 Code — No requirement for GFCI protection for heaters or controls in bathrooms
2018 Code — GFCI protection required
2015 Code — complex continuous load requirements
2018 Code — continuous load requirements simplified.
2015 Code — calculated load permitted to exceed conductor ampacity by 5%
2018 Code — 5% rule eliminated
2015 Code — no labelling requirement
2018 Code — maximum continuous load required to be field marked on the equipment
2015 Code — 15 and 20 A receptacles require GFCI protection
2018 Code — ground fault protection for feeders, GFCI protection for receptacles
2015 Code — EV supply equipment loads added to load calculations at 100% of rating
2018 Code — demand factors recognized where energy management system used.
2015 Code — separate branch circuit required
2018 Code — separate branch circuit not required
2015 Code — separate circuit required for each receptacle installed for a refrigerator
2018 Code — separate circuit only required for mandated refrigerator receptacle
Full article courtesy: Electrical Industry: https://electricalindustry.ca
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