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A17.5-2019 Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment

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Publication Date: 2019



A17.5 applies to the electrical equipment for elevators, escalators, moving walks, dumbwaiters, material lifts, and elevating devices for persons with physical disabilities (platform lifts and stairway chairlifts):

  1. motor controllers;
  2. motion controllers;
  3. operation controllers;
  4. operating devices; and
  5. all other electrical equipment not listed/certified and labeled/marked according to another product safety standard or code.
The equipment specified in this Standard is intended for installation in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 (CSA C22.1) and the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), whichever is applicable. Note: Controllers, i.e. motion, motor and operation controllers, are defined in CSA B44 and ASME A17.1.

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