23B-1 Switch and Outlet Boxes
CHAIR
Mr. Guy Benjamin
Thomas & Betts, A Member of the ABB Group
1811 Boul Hymus
Dorval, QC H9P 1J5 Canada
Phone: (514) 685-2277 x7561
Email: guy.benjamin@tnb.com
SECRETARY
Mr. Muhammad Ali
NEMA
1300 N. 17th Street, Suite 900
Rosslyn VA 22209 USA
Phone: (703) 841-3288
Fax: (703) 841-3388
Email: muhammad.ali@nema.org
SCOPE

  1. To develop and maintain harmonized standards for electrical boxes and their components for use in the Americas, that are consistent with safe installations of these products, and in accordance with the applicable installation codes;
  2. To harmonize these requirements with the IEC 60670 series of standards to the maximum extent practical;
  3. To propose appropriate changes to the national installation codes to facilitate harmonization objectives;
  4. To provide technical assistance toward effective implementation of these standards.
STANDARDS

  1. CSA C22.2 No. 18.1, UL 514A, NMX-J-023/1-ANCE, Metallic Outlet Boxes
  2. IEC 60670-1, Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and similar
    fixed installations – Part 1: General requirements
  3. IEC 60670-21, Boxes and enclosures for electrical accessories for household and
    similar fixed installations – Part 21: Particular requirements for boxes and enclosures
    with provision for suspension means
  4. IEC 60670-22, Boxes and enclosures for electrical
    accessories for household and similar fixed installations – Part 22: Particular
    requirements for connecting boxes and enclosures
  5. IEC 60670-23, Boxes and enclosures
    for electrical accessories for household and similar fixed installations – Part
    23: Particular requirements for floor boxes and enclosures
  6. UL 514C, Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes, Flush-Device Boxes, and Covers
  7. CSA C22.2 No. 18.2, Nonmetallic Outlet Boxes
PROJECTS
9. Metallic Outlet Boxes
101. Integration of North American box requirements in IEC 60670-1
Second amendment cycle for the trinational standard for metallic outlet boxes
Third amendment cycle for the trinational standard for metallic outlet boxes
Fourth amendment cycle for the trinational standard for metallic outlet boxes
XX. Fifth amendment cycle for the trinational standard for metallic Outlet Boxes
Publication Schedules
CANENA-Project-Tracker-Metal-Box-Standard 2016-2018