This Standard specifies requirements for copper and aluminum
conductor secondary and serviceentrance cables intended for use on
systems having a nominal voltage of 600 V or less in underground
a) by direct burial; or
b) in duct systems.
This Standard also applies to multiple-conductor cable
The products specified in this Standard are designed to be
installed in accordance with the rules of the Canadian
Electrical Code, Part I.
Note: Portions of the cable covered by this
Standard will be exposed to sunlight on terminal poles and during
This Standard applies to cable with
a) a maximum allowable conductor temperature of
i) 75 °C; or
ii) 90 °C; and
b) cold impact and cold bend ratings of –40 °C.
In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement,
i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to
comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a
recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may”
is used to express an option or that which is permissible within
the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or
alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a
clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or
figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative
(non-mandatory) to define their application.