Single-Pole Latching Type Separable Connectors

PROPOSED UL 1691A

1 Scope

1.1 These requirements cover single pole separable male and female connectors, panel inlets, and panel outlets and accessories, rated up to a maximum of 1300 amperes and up to 1000 volts ac or dc and not intended for connection or disconnection under load conditions.

1.2 These devices are intended for factory or field assembly to insulated conductors rated 90°C or higher, and may be rated for use in either outdoor or indoor locations.

1.3 This standard does not directly apply to the following devices, but may be used to supplement the requirements within these standards when a device is evaluated to these standards:

a) Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type covered by UL 1682 and CSA C22.2 No. 182.1 and NMX-J-719-ANCE;

b) Devices molded integrally with flexible cord or cable that are covered by the Standard for Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords, UL 817, and Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords, CSA C22.2 No. 21 and NMX-J-195-ANCE;

c) General and special use devices, such as attachment plugs, receptacles, cord connectors, inlets, current taps, that are covered by the Standard for Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, UL 498, and General Use Receptacles, Attachment Plugs, and Similar Wiring Devices, CSA C22.2 No. 42, and Industrial Locking Types, Special Use Attachment Plugs, Receptacles and Connectors, CSA C22.2 No. 182.2 and NMX-J-412-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-1- ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-2-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-3-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-4-ANCE, NMX-J-412/2-5- ANCE, and NMX-J-412/2-6-ANCE;

d) Single and multi-pole connectors, which may include 3 or more pilot contacts, intended for connection to copper conductors, for use in data, signal, control and power applications within and between electrical equipment, where exposed, that are covered by the Standard for Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications, UL 1977, and Special Use Attachment Plugs, Receptacles and Connectors, CSA C22.2 No. 182.3;

e) Devices intended for use in hazardous (Classified) locations that are covered by the UL Standard for Safety for Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 1203 PART IX - RECEPTACLE-PLUG COMBINATIONS, and CSA C22.2 No. 25 and C22.2 No. 30;

f) Products such as switched interlocks that are covered by the Standard for Industrial Control Equipment, UL 508, and Industrial Control Equipment, CSA C22.2 No. 14;

g) Bus bar clamps or Portable power distribution units covered by the Standard for Portable Power-Distribution Equipment, UL 1640, and C22.2 No. 300;

h) Single pole locking type connectors covered by the Standard for Single Pole Locking-Type Separable Connectors, UL1691/CSA C22.2 No. 1691;

i) Flatiron and appliance plugs, that are covered by the Standard for Flatiron and appliance plugs, UL 498C, and Flat Iron and Appliance Plugs, CSA C22.2 No. 57 and ANCE Standard NMX-J-412/2-5;

j) This standard is not intended to apply to photovoltaic connections that are covered by CSA C22.2 No. 182.5 and UL 6703.