Effective May 2, 2016
Effective Date (see Schedule below): May 2, 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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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: (Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below):
Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:
Fees: An initial review of Listing Report (s) will be covered by a direct billing project and will be invoiced at not more than $1000 per report.
Client Action Required:
Information - To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).
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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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.
|3.7||Info||Receptacle configurations constructed in accordance with Wiring Devices – Dimensional|
Specifications, ANSI/NEMA WD6 shall comply with the Standard for Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, UL 498.
|11||Info||Mechanical Assembly and Enclosure|
New clause added;
A receptacle outlet of the type specified in 3.7 installed so that access to the manufactured wiring assembly connector(s), is not accessible without first removing an access cover shall be subjected to either the Overload or Current Cycling Test. The installation instructions shall be used to determine the recommended installation configuration. See Figure 11.1.Exception: A receptacle outlet of the feed through type when installed as described above shall be subjected to Temperature and Overload Tests.
New clause added;A receptacle as installed and as described in 11.11 shall be marked as shown in 45.22 and instructions shall be provided as specified in 46.8.
|15.6||New clause added;|
Class 2 powered conductors shall not be run in AC, MC cables, flexible metal conduit or cords with non Class 2 powered conductors.
|15A||New section added;|
Low Voltage Charging Circuits
|15A.1||An outlet with one or more Class 2 power outputs shall also comply with the following requirements:|
a) The Standard for Class 2 Power Units, UL 1310; or
b) The Standard for Low Voltage Transformers - Part 1: General Requirements, UL 5085-1, and the requirements for Class 2 transformers in the Standard for Low Voltage Transformers – Part 3: Class 2 and Class 3 Transformers, UL 5085-3.
|16A||New section added;|
Conductor Fill Requirements
|16A.1||Electrical junction boxes and conduit bodies used as outlet, device and junction boxes shall be of sufficient size to provide free space for all enclosed conductors. Conductor fill requirements and the corresponding volume required are to be determined in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70, Article 314. |
Exception: Electrical junction boxes, conduit bodies used as outlet, device and junction boxes having a fill exceeding, or a volume less than, that specified in the NEC meets the intent of the requirement when the enclosure with the provided conductor fill and volume, complies with Temperature Test, Section 27, and has no provision for field installed conductors.
|22A.5||Info||Mating connector physical requirements|
Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown
Mating connectors shall:
a) Be of the locking type;
b) Be reliably keyed by a physical or mechanical means to maintain correct polarity consistent with the wiring diagram on the power-feed of connected parts and proper interconnection of parts;
Exception: Mating connectors for the lighting industry shall be reliably keyed by a physical or mechanical means to maintain correct polarity between the following groups:
a) Group I – 120 V;
The terminals shall be marked identifying the terminal positions and identifying the hot, neutral, and ground terminals.
d) Have the grounding-conductor terminals connect before or at the same time mating supply-conductor terminals connect when two or more connectors are mated as intended. During disconnection of mating connectors, the supply-conductor terminals shall disconnect before or at the same time the grounding-conductor terminal disconnects.
e) Be rated 20, 30 or 40 amperes in accordance with 15.3.Exception: In a limited-energy circuit, the mating connector may be rated for maximum current available.
|25.1||Relocated to 25A.5 (see clause below)|
|25.2||Relocated to 25A.6 (see clause below)|
|25A||New section added;|
|25A.1||Unless provided with insulation rated for the highest voltage involved, insulated conductors of different circuits - internal wiring - shall be separated by barriers or shall be segregated and shall, in any case, be separated or segregated from uninsulated live parts connected to different circuits. Also see 15.6.|
|25A.2||Segregation of insulated conductors may be accomplished by clamping, routing, or equivalent means that provides permanent separation from an insulated or uninsulated live part of a different circuit.|
|25A.3||A barrier used to separate or segregate internal wiring shall have mechanical strength and be held in place to provide permanent separation, and it shall be acceptable for the temperatures involved.|
|25A.4||A barrier intended to separate or segregate low-voltage field wiring from line-voltage parts shall be of material of sufficient thickness to serve its intended purpose. It shall be supported so that its deformation cannot be readily accomplished to defeat its purpose.|
|25A.5||Info||For factory-installed components and wiring, spacings through air and over surface of insulation between uninsulated live parts of opposite polarity, between uninsulated live parts of Class 2 circuits and Class 2 conductors, and dead metal parts shall be:|
a) Not less than 1/16 inch (1.60 mm) where adjacent parts may be subjected to a difference in potential of 250 volts or less; and
b) Not less than 1/8 inch (3.17 mm) where adjacent parts may be subjected to a difference in potential of more than 250 volts.
Exception: The inherent spacings of a component, such as a snap switch, are judged on the basis of the requirements for the component in question.
|25A.6||Info||At a field-wiring terminal, spacings of at least 1/4 inch (6.35 mm) shall be maintained.|
|27.1||Info||Assemblies used in a manufactured wiring system shall not attain a temperature that exceeds:|
a) The material’s capability, as determined in accordance with the Standard for Polymeric
Materials – Use in Electrical Equipment Evaluations, UL 746C, for a plastic enclosure; and
b) The temperatures specified in Table 27.1 when corrected to a 40°C (104°F) ambient temperature.
The temperature measurement shall be made on wiring terminals in connectors, fittings, and other assemblies that are likely to produce temperature rises due to resistive connections in the live part.
Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown
Maximum acceptable temperature risesg
|27A||New section added;|
Temperature Cycling Test
|27A.1||The Temperature Cycling Test shall be conducted when the construction is as specified in 11.11. The Temperature Cycling Test shall be conducted as specified for the Temperature Test, Section 27, except the connectors under test shall be subjected to the heat cycling as specified in Table 27A.1 instead of the Overload Test specified in 27.5.|
Temperature test - typical time schedule
|27A.2||The Temperature Cycling Test is to be performed for 72 h. During the test, the supply source is to be disconnected from the circuit two times and the system is to return to ambient temperature. The disconnection is to last not less than 4 h and not more than 7 h. Temperature readings are to be taken after at least 6 h have elapsed after each start-up and during the final hour of the test. See Table 27A.1.|
|45.22||New clause added;|
A receptacle assembly subjected to the Current Cycling Test instead of the Overload Test as specified in 11.11 shall be permanently marked where visible when disconnecting the receptacle from the manufactured wiring system; “Caution – Risk of fire and shock, disconnect electrical load before removing” or equivalent.
|46||Info||Installation and Operating Instructions|
|46.8||New clause added;|
In accordance with 11.11 a receptacle assembly subjected to the Temperature Cycling Test shall be provided with instructions that specify that the receptacle assembly is only for installation behind a removable cover where the utilization equipment load will be removed before servicing the receptacle.
CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.