At Docking Drawer, we take the safety of our products extremely seriously. That’s why we have incorporated core safety features into all of our in-drawer outlets, including an interlocking thermostat that de-energizes an outlet when the surrounding temperature exceeds 120°F. Our Blade Series outlets and our Safety Interlock Outlets are ETL Listed for use in the US & Canada, and we are dedicated to providing certified solutions to ensure our Canadian clients can benefit from using our smart, simple, and safe in-drawer outlets in their projects.
Below, we have included answers to common questions and key resources to help you better understand how different Docking Drawer products and applications meet the standards of the Canadian Electrical Code*.
Q: Are Docking Drawer USB outlets *code-compliant in Canada?
Our USB-ONLY outlet configurations—popular for charging drawers in kitchens, bedrooms, closets, and more—are ETL Listed and comply with Canadian Electrical Code. The Blade (1514-120) outlet with 4 USB-A ports, and the Blade Duo (1514-222) outlet with 8 USB-A ports, will stay energized and charge devices when the drawer is closed.
ETL Listed USB-Only Docking Drawer outlet configuration
Q: Are Docking Drawer AC outlets *code-compliant in Canada?
For use in applications like vanity styling drawers and appliance pullout drawers, our Blade Series outlets with AC outlet configurations –when paired with our Safety Interlock Outlet with Blade Limit Switch– are compliant with Canadian Electrical Code.
The Safety Interlock Outlet with Blade Limit Switch senses a drawer's position and de-energizes the outlet when the drawer begins to close, satisfying the Canadian requirement of de-energized AC outlets within cabinets*.
AC connection Docking Drawer outlet paired with Safety Interlock Outlet for Canadian Electrical Code compliance.
Q: Do you have certification information I can share with my installer?
All Docking Drawer Blade Series Outlets are listed to UL 962a and CSA 22.2 #21, and the Safety Interlock Outlet with Blade Limit Switch is listed to UL 498 and CSA 22.2 #42. The Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has the final say on whether an installation meets the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code. Learn more about our Electrical Certifications here.
Q: Do you have installation resources I can reference or share with my installer?
Here are a few key resources we recommend bookmarking for easy future reference, or to share with your installer.
- Outlet Selector Quiz: get help selecting the best outlet for your project
- Installation Resources
- Spec Books
- Project Planning Resources
Q: Can I Purchase Docking Drawer Outlets Direct or Through a Distributor?
You can purchase all Blade Series outlets and the Safety Interlock Outlet with Blade Limit Switch direct on our website or through one of our Distributors, and all products are coming soon to Amazon.ca.
TL;DR? In Summary:
- USB-ONLY outlet configurations (Blade and Blade Duo) are ETL Listed for use in Canada. They comply with the Canadian Electrical Code and will keep devices charging when the drawer is closed.
- Blade Series outlet with AC configurations, when paired with our Safety Interlock Outlet with Blade Limit Switch, will be code-compliant in Canada, as the Blade Limit Switch will detect the drawer’s position and de-energize the Docking Drawer outlet (as well as the Safety Interlock Outlet) when the drawer is closed.
For more information, please contact us today, learn more about our ETL Listed Outlets for Canada, and check out our Project Gallery to see how you can power more spaces with our market-leading in-drawer outlets.
*Ultimately, the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has the final say on whether an installation meets the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code.