SUN - UL 583, Electric-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks

Effective August 15, 2015

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 583
Standard Name:
Electrical-Battery-Powered Industrial Trucks
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
10th Edition Issued August 15, 2012
Date of Revisions:
March 20 and 24, 2014
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
10th Edition Revised February 24, 2014
 
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below):
May 17, 2013
August 15, 2015
August 15, 2017
SEE ATTACHED TABLES

 
Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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 Technical Changes: New and revised requirements for wiring, enclosure, component and test requirements. New and revised requirements for type EX trucks for use in Hazardous locations. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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.

 
Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements

NOTE: Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown lined out below.

EffectiveClauseVerdictComment
August 15, 201512.1 (e) – (i);  

The internal wiring of the truck shall comply with one of the following. The wiring shall be considered with respect to the temperature and conditions of service to which the wiring is to be subjected in, the intended use:

  1. The Standard for Fixture Wire, UL 66;
  2. Outline for Welding Cable, UL 1276;
  3. The Standard for Electrical Cables for Boats, UL 1426; or
  4. The Standard for Machine-Tool Wires and Cables, UL 1063.

Exception: This requirement does not apply to wiring located in a LVLE circuit.

Note: No sub-item (i) identified in Standard.

August 15, 201525.2.2 25.2.2 A nonmetallic enclosure of a switch or relay shall have a minimum flammability rating of V-2.
August 15, 201525.2.3 In addition to 25.2.1, a switch or relay that is used outside of the manufacturer’s stating ratings, the Overload test, Section 25.3, shall be conducted.
August 15, 201525.3.1 A switch or relay that is used outside of the manufacturer’s stated ratings must not exhibit an electrical or mechanical malfunction that may result in either an electric shock or fire hazard. The switch or relay shall show no welding or complete disintegration of the contact material at the application voltage when a load is applied that is equal to the load circuit when tested in accordance with 25.3.2.
August 15, 201525.3.2 For the overload test, a switch or relay is to be operated by means of its actuating member for 100 cycles of operation, making and breaking the minimum test current every 10 seconds, with the device remaining energized for approximately 1 second per cycle. During the overload test, a nontime-delay 30A fuse shall be connected between the dead metal parts of the switch and the frame of the truck (or ground).
February 24, 201712.1.1 Wiring located within a battery compartment shall comply with one of (a) – (c). The wiring shall be considered with respect to the temperature and conditions of service to which the wiring is to be subjected to in the intended use:
August 15, 201752.1 
Table 52.1
 A Type EX truck for use in Class I hazardous locations shall be marked where the markings are visible with (a) – (i)
August 15, 201752.3 A type EX industrial for use in Class I hazardous locations shall be marked with the type designation, applied to each side of the vehicle in a prominent location. The marker shall be as illustrated in Figure 52.1.
August 15, 201757.2 Dust-ignition-proof electrical components shall comply with the test requirements in the Standard for Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 1203.
August 15, 201757.3 Intrinsically safe electrical components shall comply with the test requirements in the Standard for Intrinsically Safe Apparatus and Associated Apparatus for Use in Class I, II and III, Division 1, Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 913.
August 15, 201757.4 Maximum operating temperatures on all electrical components shall be determined in accordance with 57.2 and 57.3 as appropriate.
August 15, 201758.1
Table 58.1
 A Type EX truck for use in Class II, Group G hazardous locations shall be marked where the marking is visible, with (a) – (i).
   TYPE EX TRUCKS FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS, CLASS I, DIVISION 1
August 15, 201741 General Construction
August 15, 201742 Wiring
August 15, 201743 Protection Against Mechanical Sparks
August 15, 201744 Motors
August 15, 201745 Electric Controls
August 15, 201750 General Performance
   TYPE EX TRUCKS FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS, CLASS II, GROUP G, DIVISION 1
August 15, 201753 General Construction
August 15, 201754 Motors

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.

 

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