CANENA Technical Programs

CANENA is a volunteer-based organization focused on electrotechnical standards harmonization activities within the Americas, helping to facilitate trade.  As of December 31, 2017, there were forty-three (43) electrotechnical standards harmonization committees operating under CANENA. Those committees have published fifty-seven (57) harmonized standards as tri-national standards by ANCE, CSA and UL; and an additional twenty-six (26) published as bi-national standards by CSA and UL. Regarding the publication of harmonized standards based on an IEC standard, there was a total of nine (9) harmonized tri-national standards published by ANCE, CSA and UL; and an additional six (6) harmonized bi-national standards published jointly by CSA and UL. The publication of these standards brings the total number of CANENA harmonized standards published to ninety-eight (98).

 

List of Project Initiation Request (PIR)

The following lists the most recent Project Initiation Request Form (PIR) being pursued for harmonization:

  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Plugs, connectors, receptacles, inlets and outlets of the arcuate-blade type  (CSA C.22.2-42, UL 498, IEC 62986) | PIR
  • 2019 Trinational: [CA, MX, US] Single-Pole Non-Locking Connectors (NEW) | PIR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Electrical Cables for Boats (CSA C22.2 No. 341; UL 1426)  | PIR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Electrical Cables for Recreational Vehicles (CSA No. 341; UL 1426; NMX-???) | PIR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Flexible Metal Conduits (FMC), and Liquid-filled Metal Conduits (LFMC) Standards (CSA New; UL 360) | PIR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, MX, US] Electrical Intermediate Metal Conduit (UL 1242) | PIR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, US] Pilot Light Alarm Indicating Malfunction (General Requirements) (CSA C22.2 No. 46; UL 2021, 1042 and 1278) | PIR
  • 2019 Binational: [CA, MX, US] Surge Protective Devices (CSA C22.2 No. 269.1-269.5; UL 1449; MNX-J681.1-ANCE, NMX-J681.2-ANCE) | PIR
  • 2014 Binational: [CA, MX, US] Outlet Branch Circuit Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (CSA C22.2 No. 270, UL 1699, UL 1699A) | PIR; NEMA Response

 

Project Initiation Request (PIR) Status

THSC 23B/C-5; Standard for Plugs, Connectors, Receptacles, Inlets and Outlets of the Arcuate-Blade Type Devices                                         
No
5/27/2019
7/19/2019
Pending
Underwriters Laboratories intends to hold an internal meeting on 5/23 to further discuss.               
THSC23H-4; Standard for Single-Pole Non-Locking Connectors                     
No
5/27/2019
7/19/2019
Closed without approval
UL responded having discussed this project internally and have determined that in their current state, UL 498 and CSA 42 do not easily align to blend with IEC 62986.
THC 20, Electrical Cables for Boats               
CA, US
6/7/2019
CSA-6/11/2019; UL-6/13/2019
ANCE-N/A; CSA-YES, UL-YES
Closed: Approved
THC 23A, Electrical cables for recreational vehicle (RV)         
CA-NO; US-YES
6/5/2019
8/9/2019
CSA-No; UL-No
As concerns have been raised at THSC 20 regarding the harmonization of RV cable, we would like to suggest that the boat cable harmonization commence as soon as possible, and the harmonization of RV cable be put on hold until the issues raised at THSC 20 are resolved.  UL requests for a separate RV cable project and for the THC to have further discussions on whether to move forward with harmonization.

 

THC 23A, Flexible Metal Conduits (FMC), and Liquid-filled Metal Conduits (LFMC)                             
US-Yes
5/17/2019
9/6/2019
Pending
Pending
THSC 23A MT1, Standard for Electrical Intermediate Metal Conduit 
US-YES
1/31/2019
6/15/2019
Pending
UL had issued a survey to its STP members with a close date of June 15th with response due by 9/6/2019.
CSA has asked to redue the project request using latest form.  Revised form distributed to SDOs on 8/6/2019.                                 
THC/THSC not identified, Pilot Light Alarm Indicating Malfunction (General Requirements)                                       
CA-YES; US-NO
6/20/2019
8/20/2019
Pending
9/4/2019: EFC to provide clarity as to what the PIR is intended to accomplish. May end up as a request to UL to modify the UL standards for consistency.
Submitter: Gurvinder Chopra (EFC-CA); Standard for Surge Protective Devices (UL 1449; CSA No. 269.1-.5; NMX-J681.1-.2)                     
CA-YES
6/20/2019
8/20/2019
Pending
UL has issued a survey to its STP members with a close date of Aug 29, 2019.
Submitter: Rob McIntyre (EFC-CA)
Title: Outlet Branch Circuit Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
Standards: UL 1699, UL 1699A, CSA C22.2 No. 270
Countries: CA, MX, US
CA-YES; US-NO
11/24/2014
9/15/2019
Closed without approval
NEMA reports a lack of consensus for supporting harmonization among NEMA 5WD and 5LVDE members and could not achieve agreement related to the UL’s standard development and approval process.

 

PDF | PIR Status

Publications by the Numbers

Harmonization aims to reinforce the safety of electrical products placed on the internal markets of participating countries.  It takes into account new technological developments and consensus engineering judgement in order to ensure a high level of protection of human safety and reinforces essential safety requirements which electrical products must comply when made available on the market.

 

Standards List

List of US, Canada and Mexico National Electrotechnical Standards harmonized through CANENA. 

 

UL Standard

CSA Standard

ANCE Standard

UL Standard Title

Harmonization

5A

62.1

N/A

Surface Nonmetallic Raceways

Binational

6

45.1

534

Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit — Steel

Trinational

6A

C22.2 No. 45-2-08

576

Electrical Rigid Metal Conduit — Aluminum, Red Brass

Trinational

20

111

N/A

General-Use Snap Switches

Binational

44

38

451

Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables

Trinational

50

94.1

235/1

Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Non- Environmental Considerations

Trinational

50E

94.2

235/2

Enclosures for Electrical Equipment, Environmental Considerations

Trinational

62

49

436

Flexible Cord and Fixture Wire

Trinational

83

75

10

Thermoplastic-Insulated Wires and Cables

Trinational

98

4

162

Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches

Trinational

218

263

626

Fire Pump Controllers

Trinational

224

198.1

N/A

Extruded Insulating Tubing

Binational

248-1

248.1

009/248/1

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 1: General Requirements l

Trinational

248-10

248.1

009/248/10

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 10: Class L Fuses

Trinational

248-11

248.11

009/248/11

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 11: Plug Fuses

Trinational

248-12

248.12

009/248/12

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 12: Class R Fuses

Trinational

248-13

248.13

009/248/13

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 13: Semiconductor Fuses

Trinational

248-14

248.14

009/248/14

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 14: Supplemental Fuses

Trinational

248-15

248.15

009/248/15

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 15: Class T Fuses

Trinational

248-16

248.16

009/248/16

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 16: Test Limiters

Trinational

248-2

248.2

009/248/2

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 2: Class C Fuses

Trinational

248-3

248.3

009/248/3

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 2: Class C Fuses

Trinational

248-4

248.4

009/248/4

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 4: Class CC Fuses

Trinational

248-5

248.5

009/248/5

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 5: Class G Fuses

Trinational

248-6

248.6

009/248/6

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 6: Class H Non-Renewable

Trinational

248-7

248.7

009/248/7

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 7: Class H Renewable Fuse

Trinational

248-8

248.8

009/248/8

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 8: Class J Fuses

Trinational

248-9

248.9

009/248/9

Low-Voltage Fuses – Part 9: Class K Fuses

Trinational

310

153

N/A

Electrical Quick-Connect Terminals

Binational

347

253

564/106

Alternating Current Contactors and Contactor-Based

Trinational

467

41

590

Grounding and Bonding Equipment

Trinational

486

41

590

Grounding and Bonding Equipment

Binational

486A-486B

65

543

Wire Connectors

Trinational

486C

188

548

Splicing Wire Connectors

Trinational

486D

198.2

NMX-J-519

Sealed Wire Connector Systems

Trinational

486F

291

N/A

Bare and Covered Ferrules

Binational

489

C22.2 No. 5

NMX-J-266

Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches

Trinational

489B

C22.2 No. 305

N/A

Molded-Case Circuit Breakers, Molded-Case Switches and Circuit-Breaker Enclosures for use with Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

Binational

496

43

N/A

Lampholders

Binational

514A

18.1

023/1

Metallic Outlet Boxes

Trinational

514B

18.3

NMX-J-017

Conduit, Tubing, and Cable Fittings

Trinational

514D

42.1

N/A

Cover Plates for Flush-Mounted Wiring Devices

Binational

568

126.2

N/A

Nonmetallic Cable Tray Systems

Binational

674

145

652

Electric Motors and Generators for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations

Trinational

773A

284-16

NMX-J-715

Nonindustrial Photoelectric Switches for Lighting Control

Trinational

797

22.2 No. 83.1

NMX-J-536

Electrical Metallic Tubing — Steel

Trinational

845

254

353

Motor Control Centers

Trinational

857

27

NMX-J-148

Busways

Trinational

891

244

118/2

Switchboards

Trinational

943

144.1

NMX-J-520-ANCE-2006

Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

Trinational

1008

178.1

NMX-J-672

Transfer Switch Equipment

Trinational

1426

341

N/A

Electrical Cables for Boats

Binational

1441

198.3

N/A

Coated Electrical Sleeving

Binational

1449

269.1-5

NMX-J681.1-ANCE; NMX-J681.2-ANCE

Standard for Surge Protective Devices

Trinational

1472

184.1

N/A

Solid-State Dimming Controls

Binational

1565

18.5

N/A

Positioning Devices

Binational

1598

250.2

307/1

Luminaires

Trinational

1653

227.1

N/A

Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing

Binational

1660

227.2

N/A

Liquid-Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit

Binational

1682

182.1

N/A

Standard for Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type

Binational

1691

1691

N/A

Single Conductor Pin and Sleeve Devices Intended for Theater, Stage, and Studio Applications

Binational

1696

227.3

N/A

Nonmetallic Mechanical Protection Tubing

Binational

1786

256

N/A

Direct Plug-In Nightlights

Binational

1993

1993

578

Self-Ballasted Lamps Adapters

Trinational

1995

236

N/A

Heating And Cooling Equipment

Binational

2158

112-15

N/A

Electric Clothes Dryer

Binational

2231-1

281.1

NMX-J-668/1

Personal Protection Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EV) Supply Circuits – Part 1: General Requirements for Protection Devices for use in Charging

Trinational

2231-2

281.2

NMX-J-668/2

Personal Protection Systems for Electrical Vehicles (EV) Supply Circuits – Part 2: Particular Requirements for Protection Devices for use in Charging

Binational

2239

18.4

N/A

Hardware for the Support of Conduit, Tubing, and Cable

Binational

2420

2420

N/A

Below ground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings

Binational

2459

2459

N/A

Insulated Multi-pole Splicing Wire Connectors

Binational

2515

2515

N/A

Above ground Reinforced Thermosetting Resin Conduit (RTRC) and Fittings

Binational

2556

2556

556

Wire and Cable Test Methods

Trinational

2594

280

NMX-J-677

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

Trinational

4248-1

4248.1

009/4248/1

Fuseholders – Part 1: General Requirements

Trinational

4248-11

4248.11

009/4248/11

Fuseholders – Part 11: Type C (Edison Base) and Typ

Trinational

4248-12

4248.12

009/4248/12

Fuseholders – Part 12: Class R

Trinational

4248-15

4248.15

009/4248/15

Fuseholders – Part 15: Class T

Trinational

4248-4

4248.4

009/4248/4

Fuseholders – Part 4: Class CC

Trinational

4248-5

4248.5

009/4248/5

Fuseholders – Part 5: Class G

Trinational

4248-6

4248.6

009/4248/6

Fuseholders – Part 6: Class H

Trinational

4248-8

4248.8

009/4248/8

Fuseholders – Part 8: Class J

Trinational

4248-9

4248.9

009/4248/9

Fuseholders – Part 9: Class K

Trinational

60320-1

60320-1

60320-1

Appliance Couplers for Household and Similar General Purposes – Part 1: General Requirements

Trinational-IEC

60335-1

60335-1

521

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 1: General Requirements

Trinational-IEC

60335-2-34

60335-2-34

60335-2-34

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2-34: Particular Requirements for Motor-Compressors

Trinational-IEC

60335-2-40

60335-2-40

60335-2-40

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2-40: Particular Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps

Trinational-IEC

60335-2-89

60335-2-89

60335-2-89

Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2-89: Particular Requirements for Commercial Refrigerating Appliances with an Incorporated or Remote Refrigerant Unit or Compressor

Trinational-IEC

60947-1

60947-1-07

TBD

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 1: General Rules

Trinational-IEC

60947-4-1

60947-4-1

290

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 4-1: Contactors and motor-starters – Electromechanical contactors and motor – starters

Trinational-IEC

60947-4-2

60947-4-2

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgrear and Controlgear – Part 4-2: Contactors and motor-starters- AC Semiconductor Motor Controllers and Starters

Binational-IEC

60947-5-1

60947-5-1

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 5-1: Control Circuit Devices and Switching Elements – Electromechanical Control Circuit Devices

Binational-IEC

60947-5-2

60947-5-2

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 5-2: Control Circuit Devices and Switching Elements – Proximity Switches

Binational-IEC

60947-7-3

60947-7-3

N/A

Low-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 7-3: Ancillary Equipment – Safety Requirements for Fuse Terminal Blocks

Binational-IEC

62275

18.5

623

Cable management systems – Cable ties for electrical installations

Trinational-IEC