This is the first edition of CSA C22.2 No. 62986, Plugs, socket-outlets and couplers with arcuate contacts, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Standard 62986 (first edition, 2017-09). It is one in a series of Standards issued by CSA Group under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. At the time of publication, IEC 62986:2017 is available from IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from IEC.

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 document sets the general and dimensional interchangeability requirements for plugs, socket-outlets, connectors and appliance inlets with arcuate contacts of standardized configurations (hereinafter referred to as accessories), with a rated operating voltage not exceeding 600 V AC at a frequency of 50 Hz and 60 Hz and with rated currents of 20 A and 30 A, primarily intended for commercial use indoors, in conditions where the presence of water is negligible.

This document applies to accessories for use when the ambient temperature is normally within the range of –25 °C to +40 °C. These accessories are intended to be connected to cables of copper or copper alloy only.

Interchangeability requirements are defined for IP20 accessories.

NOTE The conditions of use indoors are based on the limitations given by IEC 60364-5-51:2005, Table 51A, AD1.

Socket-outlets or appliance inlets incorporated in or fixed to electrical equipment are within the scope of this document.

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