Here are some CE Code, Part I requirements to keep in mind:
A receptacle is
defined as “one or more groups of female
contacts, each group arranged in a configuration, all groups mounted on the same yoke and in the same housing, installed at an outlet and intended for the connection of one or more attachment plugs
of a mating configuration.”
A traditional duplex
receptacle is defined as “a receptacle with two groups
of female contacts.”
Your product would fall under the definition of “receptacle”, as do other multi-plex receptacles available on the market (3-plex, 4-plex,
Rule 2-024 requires that all electrical equipment be approved. You
should also check the definition of “approved” in Section 0.
of an outlet
The Code defines outlet as “a point in the wiring
installation at which current is taken to supply utilization equipment.” A duplex receptacle has always been considered as
one outlet and, if you read the definition closely, a receptacle is also considered to be one
Rule 8-304 permits up to 12 outlets on a 2-wire branch circuit and each outlet is considered to be rated at 1 Amp.
Note that the CE Code, Part I is adopted as regulation by Canadian authorities having jurisdiction and they are solely responsible for
interpreting the Code as regulation.