Effective October 6, 2016

Standard Information
Standard Number:
UL 1363
Standard Name:
Relocatable Power Taps
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
4th Edition Dated October 6, 2014
Date of Revisions:
September 23, 2015
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
4th Edition Dated October 6, 2014
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (See Schedule below): October 6, 2016

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requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements.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 Changes: The changes with respect to the previous revision include Luminaires and wireless charging pads incorporated with relocatable power taps. 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:

  • January 29, 2016 = 8-9 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • April 6, 2016 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • September 6, 2016 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • October 6, 2016 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

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 – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records.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
1.1.1 A cord and plug connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets and provided with a Luminaire is covered under the Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires, UL 153.
1.11InfoA RPT with three or more receptacle outlets may employ a Light Emitting Diode (LED) Luminaire.
2.1.5 A RPT that incorporates a LED Luminaire and LED components and subassemblies shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Standard for Light Emitting Diode (LED) Equipment for Use in Lighting Products, UL 8750.
Table 11.1 Guide to construction and performance requirements for RPTs

A RPT incorporating an LED Luminaire or a wireless charging circuit shall be provided with supplementary OCP as shown in the column “Supplementary OCP ratinga (A)” The RPT shall also be provided with instructions as indicated in 49.4.
14InfoSupplementary Protection
14.1 Additions to existing requirements are underlined and deletions are shown lined out below.

An RPT having 14 AWG (2.1 mm2) flexible cord and four to six receptacle outlets, and all RPT’s having LED Luminaires, wireless charging circuits or sixseven or more receptacle outlets, shall be provided with supplementary overcurrent protection. See Table 11.1.
25InfoLow Voltage Charging and Isolated Secondary Output Circuits
25.2 New clause added;

A RPT provided with a wireless charging circuit shall comply with the Standard for Safety for Induction Power Transmitters and Receivers for Use with Low Energy Products, UL 2738.
49InfoDetails (INSTRUCTIONS)
49.4 New clause added;

As required in Table 11.1 footnote "h", the instructions shall include the following information or an equivalent statement: "A relocatable power tap provided with auxiliary lighting features is not for permanent installation. Do not permanently mount or remove the plug for permanent connection to the electrical system".

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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