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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 85. Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 Remote Control, Signaling, and Power-Limited Circuits

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§ 2585.1. Classification.

Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 remote control, signaling, or power-limited circuits are characterized by their usage and electrical power limitation that differentiates them from light and power circuits. These circuits are classified in accordance with their respective voltage and power limitations as summarized in subsections (a)-(c) below:

(a) A Class 1 power-limited circuit shall be supplied from a source having a rated output of not more than 30 volts and 1000 volt-amperes.

(b) A Class 1 remote control circuit or a Class 1 signaling circuit shall have a voltage not exceeding 600 volts; however, the power output of the source need not be limited.

(c) The power source for a Class 2 or Class 3 circuit shall be listed equipment marked as a Class 2 or Class 3 power source, except as follows:

(1) Thermocouples do not require listing as a Class 2 power source.

(2) A dry cell battery is considered an inherently limited Class 2 power source, provided the voltage is 30 volts or less and the capacity is less than or equal to that available from series-connected No. 6 carbon zinc cells.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New article 85 (sections 2585.1-2585.3) and section filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to LaborCode 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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