Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the current edition of your books?
- Do you offer digital editions of your books?
- Will I be spammed if I sign up to your mailing list?
- If I send you a wiring question will you answer it?
- What is your relationship with the Canadian Standards Association?
What is the current edition of your books?
All Electrical Code Simplified (“ECS”) products conform to the 23rd edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (in Ontario, the 26th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code). Current ECS edition numbers are as follows:
- Residential Multi-Province – 4th edition
- Commercial & Industrial – 11th edition
- Canadian Electrical Code – 1st edition
Do you offer digital editions of your books?
Yes. The Residential and the Commercial & Industrial books will be available for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch from the App Store in May, 2015. Other formats may follow later in 2015. Join our mailing list to be advised of new product releases.
What if I need digital versions of your books in other formats?
Institutional, academic and government clients should contact us directly for alternative digital versions.
Will I be spammed if I sign up to your mailing list?
If I send you a wiring question will you answer it?
No, but we’ll be polite about it. Until recently, we were pleased to comment on a wide variety of electrical problems that people were facing. Unfortunately, the current legal environment is such that we can’t comment like we used to. Instead, you may consider inquiring at your local inspection office. A lot of these offices are quite busy, but if your question is straightforward, you might find a quick answer from them.
What is your relationship with the Canadian Standards Association?
PS Knight Co. Ltd. is not part of, or associated with, the Canadian Standards Association (“CSA”). More information is available here.
There are no known corrections to our 2015 publications, at this time.
Corrections to our 2012 publications updated June 3, 2013
Commercial & Industrial, 22nd Code Edition
|Pg 119||Bullet #1, in part: “...Table 1 allows this conductor to carry 245 amperes continuously...” .......should be 260 amperes (not 245)|
House Wiring Guide (2012 - all versions)
|Pg 4||Neutral for 60 amp is stated to be #8 .......should be #6|
|Pg 5||150 amp neutral is stated to be #4 .......should be #6
200 amp neutral is stated to be #3 ......should be #6
|Pg 7||Plus 25% of 12 kw for second range - CL 12,000 watts .......should be 3000 watts (not 4000)
Water heater, 25% of 4000 watts - CL 4000 watts .......should be 1000 watts (not 750) Note that the Water Heater connected load should be 3000 instead of 4000
Balance, 4 kw at 75% - CL 4000 watts .......should be 3000 watts (not 4000)
|Pg 12||Example 1 - 2nd range 25% - 12 kw stated as 4000 watts .......should be 3000 watts
Balance, 4 kw at 75% stated as 4000 watts .......should be 3000 watts
House Wiring Guide (2012 - BC only)
|Pg 144||Question 21 refers to a 600C conductor .......should be 60C conductor|
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PS Knight Co. Ltd.
6423 Burbank Road SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2E1
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