C22.2 No. 270-16
Arc fault protective devices
This Standard applies to arc fault protective devices designed to be installed in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
These devices include arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCI) and devices that incorporate arc fault circuit protection for use on single phase, 120 V, or single phase, two-pole, three-wire 120/240 V alternating current, 60 Hz circuits having a maximum current rating of up to 20 A for permanently connected devices.
This Standard also includes cord-connected devices for use on single phase, 120 V, or single phase, two- pole, three-wire 120/240 V alternating current, 60 Hz supply up to 30 A.
This Standard additionally applies to leakage current detector interrupters.
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