Effective December 31, 2015

Standard Information
Standard Number:
CSA C22.2.85-2014
Standard Name:
Rigid PVC boxes and fittings
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
2nd Edition Dated January 1, 2014
Date of Revision:
Newly Issued 2014
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
M89 GEN INS 5 12, dated January 1, 2012
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): December 31, 2015

Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.

Overview of Changes: Standard C22.2 No. 85-14, Rigid PVC boxes and fittings, adds requirements for floor boxes, wall boxes and ceiling boxes, and adds new tests covering resistance to ingress of scrub water for floor boxes, and elevated temperature pullout and distortion for wall and ceiling boxes. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Client Action Required:

Information - To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
5.15infoAdd New: Elevated temperature pullout and distortion for non-metallic outlet boxes intended to support a fixture/luminaire 
5.15.1 New: Wall Boxes - A specimen of a box of each type, each having at least two threaded or unthreaded holes, and a specimen of each size involved shall be tested in accordance with Clause of CSA C22.2 No. 18.2, subject to a 18.2 kg load. 
5.15.2 New: Ceiling Boxes - Nonmetallic outlet boxes intended to support a fixture/luminaire in ceiling installations shall comply with test and marking requirements in Clause of CSA C22.2 No. 18.2. 
5.16infoAdd New: Resistance to ingress of scrub water for floor boxes 
5.16.1 New: For purposes of resistance to ingress of scrub water, the term “joints” shall be used to refer to points of potential water entry and points of access to conductors or connections for power or light circuits. All distances from plane of floor to joints shall be measured after box is installed as intended. 
5.16.2 New Test Method and Acceptance Criteria 
5.16.3 New Test Method 
5.16.4 New Test Method 
5.16.5 New Test Method 

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.

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