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Effective July 28, 2016
Effective Date (see Schedule below): July 28, 2016
Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.
Overview of Changes:
Special Note => Any UL 2703 certified/listed products identified for use in PV modules and panels are advised that installers, contractors and local Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) may reject a device if only certified/listed to the UL Subject 2703 Outline-of-Investigations.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL MANUFACTURERS OF GROUNDING & BONDING PRODUCTS INTENDED FOR PV MODULES/PANELS SUBMIT THEIR PRODUCT FOR RE-EXAMINATION AND TESTING TO 1st EDITION OF UL 2703 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ESPECIALLY NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
Client Action Required:
Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.
NOTE: The gap between the previous Outline-of-Investigation Issue Number 1 (October 10, 2010) of UL 2703 is significant to the requirements actually published as an ANSI standard 1st edition on January 28, 2015. As such a full re-examination of equipment may be necessary.
The gap between the previous Outline-of-Investigation Issue Number 2 (November 13, 2012) of UL 2703 is minor but one test revision is noted as being significant.
Bonding Conductor Test (repeated here for clarity)
Bonding components which are utilized with surfaces having non-conductive materials such as anodization or paint, or have insufficient conductively equivalent cross-sectional area/materials in accordance with Table 9.1 shall be subject to the Bonding Conductor Test as specified in (a) and (b).
Note that the limited-short-circuit test is not to be conducted at 240 Vac at 5000 amps (previously the test was identified as 0-240 Vac).