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jeremysterling

Senior Member
Welcome, eh!

The hosers that picked the LV colors for Austin must have been from the Great White North.

Supposedly, its because the city owned electrical utility delivers power "CBA".


CANADIAN WIRE COLOR CODES FOR AC POWER
In Canada, wire color coding standards are set by the Canadian Electric Code (CEC). The color code for AC power wiring is similar to the code used in the United States (and the same as Austin, TX):

Phase 1 - Red
Phase 2 - Black
Phase 3 - Blue
Neutral - White
Ground - Green with Yellow Stripe
 

GoldDigger

Moderator
Staff member
Welcome to your own special place in the Frozen North of the Forum!
Looking forward to seeing what topics are of current interest and concern up there.
 

peter d

Senior Member
I can speak Canadian. Check this out - loomex, marrettes, L16's, T90, BX...that's all I can think of for now.
 

peter d

Senior Member
Welcome, eh!

The hosers that picked the LV colors for Austin must have been from the Great White North.

Supposedly, its because the city owned electrical utility delivers power "CBA".


CANADIAN WIRE COLOR CODES FOR AC POWER
In Canada, wire color coding standards are set by the Canadian Electric Code (CEC). The color code for AC power wiring is similar to the code used in the United States (and the same as Austin, TX):

Phase 1 - Red
Phase 2 - Black
Phase 3 - Blue
Neutral - White
Ground - Green with Yellow Stripe
They also use the same colors for 347/600 and 120/208.
 

mbrooke

Senior Member
Can we now create a UK/BS7671 forum? We're excluding half the English speaking world without it.
 

Jraef

Moderator
Staff member
All I know about Canadian wiring practices is they use this stuff called Tek cable. Sounds like coated MC?
Yes, that's close to what it is, PVC coated MC. Actually is it XLPE conductor insulation (XHHW-2), then a PVC inner jacket (like Tray Cable), an aluminum armor like MC, then another PVC outer jacket. MC, even the versions with the outer jacket, doesn't have the inner PVC jacket, usually it just has a clear mylar sheath.

Spelled "Teck" and most of what is sold is 90C so it is called "Teck 90". It's actually nice stuff to work with.
 

texie

Senior Member
conductor ampacity

conductor ampacity

Some may recall a few code cycles ago we had some ampacity changes in our tables. It was my understanding that was part of an effort to harmonize with the CEC.
 
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