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ASNSI/IPC J-STD-004A (IPC J-STD-004):
Requirement for Soldering Fluxes, Association Connecting Electronics Industries / Replaced by 01-Jan-2004.
Revision A covers requirements for qualification and classification of rosin, resin, organic and inorganic fluxes according to the level and halide content of the fluxes. It includes solder fluxes, flux-containing materials and low residue fluxes for non-clean precesses.

ANSI Z535.3-1991:
American National Standards Institute document which outlines criteria for Safety Symbols.

ANSI Z87.1-1999:
According to the American Society of Safety Engineers is a Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.

ANSI/NFPA 70/250:
National Electric Code - Ground and Bonding

ANSI/NFPA 70/138:
National Electric Code - Cable Trays

ANSI/NFPA 70/645:
National Electric Code - Information Technology Equipment

ANSI/NFPA 70/770:
National Electric Code - Optical Fiber Cables and Raceways

ANSI/TIA/EIA - 568-B:
Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard

ANSI/TIA/EIA - 569-B:
Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces

AMS 3634:
A heat shrinkable cross-linked polyolefin tubing with an internal meltable sealant. When heated to 115 degrees C. or higher, the tubing will shrink to more than half its original diameter. As it shrinks, the internal meltable sealant melts and physically encapsulates the covered item. This tubing is especially valuable for applications in high humidity and corrosive environments. Other applications include: strain relief, wire splices, breakouts, connections, solder joints, delicate wire terminations and end sealing of cables and tubing. Continuous operating temperature is -55 degrees C. to 110 degrees C

ASTM A 123:
Specifications for Zinc (Hot Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel.

ASTM A276-06:
Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bars

ASTM A 510:
Specifications for General Requirements for Wire Rods and Coarse Round Wire, Carbon Steel.

ASTM A580/A580M-06:
Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Wire

ASTM A 653:
Specifications for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) by Hot Dip Process.

ASTM B-3:
An American Society for Testing and Material standard for both soft and annealed copper wire.

ASTM B 633:
Specifications for Electrodepositing Coatings of Zinc on Iron and Steel, Sections SC2 and SC3.

ASTM-D-149
An American Society for Testing and Material standard for measuring the dielectric strength of an insulator material.

ASTM-D-204
A durability standard for Polyethylene Terephthlate to be used in electronic and industrial applications.

ASTM-D-256-02 E1 – Standard Test Methods for Determining the Izod Pendulum Impact Resistance of Plastics

ASTM-D-257
An American Society for Testing and Material standard to determine surface/volume resistivity.

ASTM-D-570
A standard document that covers the water absorption of all types of plastics, when they are in water or other humid environments.

ASTM-D-638
Standard that gives requirements for the tensile strength, tensile modulus, strain and elongation of plastics such as polyethylene.

ASTM-D-638-02A - Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics

ASTM-D-648 - An American Society for Testing and Material standard to determine heat deflection temperature

ASTM-D-695 - An American Society for Testing and Material standard to determine the compressive strength and properties of a material

ASTM-D-732-02 - Standard Test Method for Shear Strength of Plastics by Punch Tool

ASTM-D-790-03 - Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials

ASTM-D-792
A standard that deals with the specific gravity of injection-molded and extruded materials, films and sheeting products.

ASTM-D-1002
An American Society for Testing and Material standard for testing the apparent shear strengths of adhesives for bonding metals.

ASTM-D-2117
Standard document that covers the melting point of polymers by polarized, hot-stage microscopy.

ASTM-D-2244
An American Society for Testing and Material standard for testing the relative hardness of soft materials.

ASTM-D-2256
A standard for the tensile properties of monofilament, multifilament and spun yarns that are either single, plied or cabled.

ASTM D2671:
Standard Test Methods for Heat-Shrinkable Tubing for Electrical Use. These test methods cover the testing of heat-shrinkable tubing used for electrical insulation. Materials used include poly(vinyl chloride), polyolefins, fluorocarbon polymers, silicone rubber, and other plastic or elastomeric compounds. The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard except for temperature, which shall be expressed in degrees Celsius. Values stated in parentheses are for information only.

ASTM-D-4157
Standard for the abrasion resistance of woven textile fabrics.

ASTM-E-595
A standard for the Total Mass Loss and Collected Volatile Condensable Materials occurring from outgassing in a vacuum environment.

ASTM-E-662
A test standard for the determination of a material's smoke density rating.

ASTM-E-831-03 - Standard Test Method for Linear Thermal Expansion of Solid Materials by Thermomechanical Analysis

ASTM-F-1505 - Standard set by the American Society for Testing and Materials regarding specifications for insulated hand tools having a maximum of 1000VAC / 1500VDC

ASTM-1000:
Title – Standard Test Methods for Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive-Coated Tapes Used for Electrical and Electronic Applications.
ASTM International
PUBLICATION DATE: Sep 1, 2004
SCOPE: These test methods cover procedures for testing pressure-sensitive adhesive-coated tapes to be used as electrical insulation. These tapes are classified as follows:
Class 1 - Non-elastomeric backings made from materials such as: Paper, flat or creped; Fabric, uncoated or coated; Cellulose ester films; Polyethylene terephthalate (polyester) films; Fluorocarbon polymer films; Composite filament films; Polyamide films; Polyimide films, and Combinations thereof.
Class 2 - Elastomeric backings that are characterized by both high stretch and substantial recovery. These backings are made from materials such as:
Vinyl chloride and co-polymers; Vinylidene chloride and co-polymers, and Polyethylene and co-polymers.

Laminates of Class 1 and Class 2 backings should be tested according to Class 1 test methods. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific hazards see Section 3.
The procedures appear in the sections indicated below and in alphabetical order:
NOTE 1 - These procedures apply to both Class 1 and Class 2 tapes except as noted above. The values stated in SI units are the standard, unless otherwise noted. If a value for measurement is followed by a value in inch-pound or English units in parentheses, the second value may only be approximate and is for information only. The first stated value is the preferred unit.
NOTE 2 - These test methods are similar to IEC 60454-3, but may differ sometimes in some details.
This is a fire - test response standard.

ATA-300
An Air Transportation Association document, which sets standards for shipping cases intended for use in air transport. Products that are ATA compliant have the proven capability to withstand the stress of being shipped a minimum of 100 times.

CE Rated:
About the CE marking
Marking of electrical equipment, machinery, gas appliances and heating boilers within the European Union
Electrical equipment, machinery, gas appliances and heating boilers to be marketed within the European Economic Area must bear the CE marking. It is a self declaration but mandatory. CE marking generally requires a Technical Construction File, which forms the basis for the Declaration of Conformity. The Technical Construction File indicates the product's conformity with the directives and includes the test reports for the product. The directives require that the manufacturer is capable of manufacturing products of consistent quality. SGS is a notified body and is able to support you to fulfil the requirements of the CE marking.
Advantages of the CE marking
This is a declaration by the manufacturer or by an importer located within the European Economic Area that the product complies with the essential health and safety requirements of the relevant EU directives. Products being sold in or, respectively, imported into the European Union have to comply with this EU-directive and, for confirmation, have to carry a visible CE-marking. This applies to more than 80% of all industrial and consumer products. Sale without a CE-marking within the EU is not permitted.


CSA C22.1-02:
Canadian Electrical Code®, Part 1, Safety Standards for Electrical Installations, Canadian Standards Association.

 

CSA C22.2 #42:
A Canadian Standards Association document that gives safety requirements for attachment plugs, electrical receptacles, and similar wiring devices.

CSA C22.2 #211.0-M:
General Requirements and Methods of Testing for Nonmetallic Conduit (FT-4 Rating), Canadian Standards Association.

CSA C22.2 #227.1:
Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing, Canadian Standards Association.

 

CSA Certified to C22.2:
Presently CSA Standard C22.2 No. 29, Panel boards and enclosed panel boards, requires that the service switching means must be located within the service box (Clause 7.4.1.1) and that "The main switch or circuit breaker shall be located in a separate section of the enclosure with a sheet-metal barrier or the equivalent, of the same thickness as the walls of the enclosure, having bushed holes or the equivalent, for the necessary wiring between compartments" (Clause 7.4.1.2).

 

Combustible (Canada):
A material that fails to meet the acceptance criteria of CAN4-S114, "Standard Method of Test for Determination of Non-Combustibility in Building Materials". An example of a combustible material would be any untreated wood product.

Combustible Construction (Canada):
A type of construction that does not meet the requirements for noncombustible construction.

DefStan 81-41
A Defense Standard document, which defines requirements for packaging used in the storage and transport of Military and NATO materials.

EIA-310-D:
An Electronic Industries Alliance document, which outlines requirements for racks, enclosures and cabinets intended for the housing of servers and other network-related equipment.


EN60664 :
European insulation rating standard


EN61010:
Safety regulations for electrical measuring instruments, control instruments and laboratory equipment

Domestic Environment


EN61036 :
European meter rating standard


EN50081-1: 1992 Generic Emission Standard—seldom used today.

EN50082-1: 1992 Generic Immunity Standard—often used today.

Heavy Industrial Environment

EN50081-2: 1994 Generic Emission Standard—seldom used today.

EN50082-2: 1995 Generic Immunity Standard—often used today.

EN55011, Group 1, class A – deals with emissions

 

ETL Approved
Proof of quality and safety stating that a product conforms to its specified CSA & UL listings

FCC Part 15, Class A
Standard for the amount of interference (EMI) allowed to come from computers and other electronic devices used in commercial settings.

FCC Class A
Classification given to products that meet requirements for use in commercial and industrial areas.

Federal Specification W-S-610E
Identifies type and class

IEC:
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collectively known as "electrotechnology". IEC standards cover a vast range of technologies from power generation, transmission and distribution to home appliances and office equipment, semiconductors, fibre optics, batteries, solar energy, nanotechnology and marine energy as well as many others. The IEC also manages conformity assessment schemes that certify whether equipment, systems or components conform to its International Standards. The IEC publishes standards with the IEEE and develops standards jointly with the ISO as well as the ITU.

IEC 61010-1:
Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use.

IEC 61010-2-032 Part 2-032:
Particular requirements for hand-held and hand-manipulated current sensors for electrical test and measurement

IEC 801-1, General Introduction, 1984.

IEC 801-2, Electrostatic Discharge Requirements, 1991.

IEC 801-3, Radiated Electromagnetic Field Requirements, 1984.

IEC 801-4, Electrical Fast Transient/Burst Requirements, 1988.

IEC 900 Standard:
Standard set by the International Electrotechnical Commission regarding insulated hand tools with a maximum voltage rating of 1000VAC

IEC 998-2 and 998-2-4, Twist on connecting devices

IEEE:
Abbreviation for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (pronounced “eye-triple-e”), the largest non-profit technical professional organization in the world. The IEEE is international, with 360,000 members in 175 countries, and works toward the advancement of electricity-related technology. IEEE establishes standards for Ethernet and other protocols.


IEEE Std 299-1997:
Uniform measurement procedures and techniques are provided for determining the effectiveness of electromagnetic shielding enclosures at frequencies from 9 kHz to 18 GHz (extendable to 50 Hz and 100 GHz, respectively) for enclosures having no dimension less than 2.0 m. The types of enclosures covered include, but are not limited to, single-shield or double-shield structures of various construction, such as bolted demountable, welded, or integral with a building; and made of materials such as steel plate, copper or aluminum sheet, screening, hardware cloth, metal foil, or shielding fabrics.

IEEE 802.1X:
A port-based, network access control used to define. Authenticated network access for LANs.

IEEE 802.3ad or Port Trunking:
A computer networking term which describes using multiple Ethernet network cables/ports in parallel to increase the link speed beyond the limits of any one single cable or port.

IP-67
An Ingress Protection rating, which indicates that a specific product is dust-tight and has the ability to remain watertight for the duration of one hour when submerged at a depth of one meter.

IPC J-STD-004:
Requirements for Soldering Fluxes, Association Connecting Electronics Industries / 38 pages, replaced by ANSI/IPC J-STD-004A.
Amendments: All current amendments are included with the purchase of this document. Describes general requirements for classifying and testing of rosin, resin, organic and inorganic fluxes for high quality interconnections. This standard is a flux characterization, quality control and procurement document for solder flux and flux-containing materials of all compositions, including no-clean. Supersedes QQ-S-571 and MIL-F-14256. Co-produced with EIA. Amendment released April 1996.

J-STD-006:
Joint industry standard Requirements for Electronic Grade Solder Alloys and Fluxed and Non-Fluxed Solid Solders for Electronic Soldering Applications. Solder alloy quality (purity) is critical to successful soldering. Excessive impurities in a solder alloy will negatively affect solder joint formation, and ultimately solder joint quality and reliability. J-STD-006 Requirements for Electronic Grade Solder Alloys and Fluxed and Non-Fluxed Solid Solders for Electronic Soldering Applications is an important quality control document that describes requirements and test methods for electronic grade solder alloys. J-STD-006 is one of three documents related to soldering materials, the other two documents are J-STD-004 Requirements for Soldering Fluxes and J-STD-005 Requirements for Soldering Pastes

MIL (For Military Ratings click here)

MPD 1506:
A standard that gives requirements for polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) insulated electrical wires.

 

NEMA Ratings
There are many NEMA ratings available for enclosures.  Below, is an brief explanation of each NEMA rating.
Also see Comparing NEMA and IP enclosure ratings

NEMA 1 General Purpose - Indoors
Type 1 enclosures are intended for general purpose indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against contact with the enclosed equipment or locations where unusual service conditions do not exist.

NEMA 2 Drip Proof - Indoors
Type 2 enclosures are intended for general purpose indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against limited amounts of falling water and dirt.

NEMA 3 Dust Tight, Rain Tight, & Ice/Sleet resistant - Indoors/Outdoors
Type 3 enclosures are intended for general purpose outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust, rain, and sleet; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 3R Rain Proof & Ice/Sleet Proof - Indoors/Outdoors
Type 3R enclosures are intended for general purpose outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against falling rain; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 3S Dust Tight, Rain Tight, & Ice/Sleet Proof - Outdoors
Type 3S enclosures are intended for general purpose outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against sleet; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 4 Water Tight & Dust Tight - Indoors/Outdoors
Type 4 enclosures are intended for general purpose indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose directed water; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 4x Water Tight, Dust Tight, & Corrosion Resistant - Indoors/Outdoors
Type 4X enclosures are intended for general purpose indoor and outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against corrosion, windblown dust and rain, splashing water, and hose-directed water; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 5 Superseded by NEMA 12 for Control Apparatus
Type 5 see NEMA 12

NEMA 6 Submersible, Water Tight, Dust Tight, & Ice/Sleet Resistant - Indoors/Outdoors
Type 6 enclosures are intended for general purpose indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against the entry of water during temporary submersion at a limited depth; and to be undamaged by the formation of ice on the enclosure.

NEMA 7 Underwriters Lab Class 1-Groups C&D -Explosion Proof - Indoors
Type 7 enclosures are for indoor use in locations classified as Class I, Groups A, B, C, or D, as defined in the National Electrical Code. Type 7 enclosures shall be capable of withstanding the pressures resulting from an internal explosion of specified gases, and contain such an explosion sufficiently that an explosive gas-air mixture existing in the atmosphere surrounding the enclosure will not be ignited.  Enclosed heat generating devices shall not cause external surfaces to reach temperatures capable of igniting explosive gas-air mixtures in the surrounding atmosphere.   Enclosures shall meet explosion, hydro-static, and temperature design tests.

NEMA 8 Underwriters Lab Class 1-Groups C&D -Explosion Proof - Indoors
Type 8 is same as NEMA 7, except the unit is oil-immersed

NEMA 9 Underwriters' Lab Class II - Groups E,F,G - Indoors
Type 9 enclosures are intended for special purpose indoor use in locations classified as hazardous (Class II, Groups E, F, or G, as defined in the National Electrical Code). Type 9 enclosures shall be capable of preventing the entrance of dust.  Enclosed heat generating devices shall not cause external surfaces to reach temperatures capable of igniting or discoloring dust on the enclosure or igniting dust-air mixtures in the surrounding atmosphere.  Enclosures shall meet dust penetration and temperature design tests, and aging of gaskets (if used).


NEMA 10 Bureau of Mines

NEMA 11 Corrosion Resistant & Drip Proof - Oil Immersed - indoors



NEMA 12 Industrial Use - Dust Tight & Drip Tight - Indoors
Type 12 enclosures are intended for industrial indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against dust, falling dirt, and dripping noncorrosive liquids.

NFPA 70
National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association

 

NFPA 70E Requirements
OSHA standard for electrical safety in the workplace

 

NFPA 90A
Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Systems, National Fire Protection Association

 

NFPA 262
Standard Method of Test for Flame Travel and Smoke of Wires and Cables for Use in Air-Handling Spaces, National Fire Protection Association

 

NEMA 13 Oil Tight & Dust Tight - Indoors
Type 13 enclosures are intended for industrial indoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against dust, spraying of water, oil, and noncorrosive coolant

NEMA WD-1
General Color Requirements for Wiring Devices

NEMA WD-6
Wiring Devices – Standard Dimensional Specifications

NOM
Nominal The preferred size or weight that is specified or indicated for the product

Noncombustible (Canada)
A material that meets to acceptance criteria of CAN4-S114, "Standard Method of Test for Determination of Non-Combustibility in Building Materials". Examples of noncombustible materials include steel and concrete.

Noncombustible Construction (Canada):
A type of construction in which a degree of fire safety is attained by the use of noncombustible materials for structural members and other building assemblies.

OSHA 1910.335(a)(2)(i):
Mandate regarding the use of general protective equipment and tools, stating that employees working near energized circuits and conductors must use insulated tools and handling equipment.

RoHS
The RoHS Directive stands for "the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".  This Directive bans the placing on the EU market of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

 

SNAP
The significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program is EPA's program to evaluate and regulate substitutes for ozone-depleting chemicals being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).

 

STANAG 4280
A NATO standard for Levels of Packaging.

THHN (Thermoplastic High Heat-resistant Nylon-coated) :
Designated for a specific insulation material and temperature rating for electrical wire and cable. Wires with THHN insulation are commonly used in the alternating current (AC) electrical distribution systems of buildings of all types and sizes throughout North America, usually at voltage levels (potential difference or electromotive force) ranging from 110-600 Volts. This type of insulation is used for both copper and aluminum wires which are either solid or stranded, depending on size.

THW:
Type THW is a single conductor ground wire suitable for non-grounded multi-conductor cables. Compatible with twisted, heavy-duty, jacketed, or parallel cables. These wires are manufactured to UL standard Type THW. The solid bare copper conductor is insulated with a moisture-resistant, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulation.

  • For installation in conduits and other raceways
  • Oil and grease resistant insulation
  • Abrasion and crush resistant
  • THW insulation is flame retardant PVC and meets the UL VW-1 flame test
  • Maximum continuous conductor temperature: 75°C Dry, 75°C wet

TIA/EIA 568-B.2-1
A standard giving requirements for cross talk, return loss, propagation delay and delay skew in CAT6 cabling and connected hardware.

TIA/EIA 569-A
Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces

TIA-864-A
A standard that details definitions, methods of measurement and minimum performance requirements for access networks.

TIA-1039
This document provides a quality of service (QoS) signaling standard for use within IPv4 and IPv6 network-layer protocols. This mechanism will allow the necessary resources to be allocated to a flow (or group or flows) as they traverse the network.

UL 94 :
Flammability Tests. The Underwriters Laboratories have developed a serious of flammability tests, all designated under UL 94. For a plastic to receive a certain UL rating, it must pass certain criteria of a test. The different ratings are outlined below

  • HB: slow burning on a horizontal specimen; burning rate < 76 mm/min for thickness < 3 mm.
  • V2 burning stops within 30 seconds on a vertical specimen; drips of flaming particles are allowed.
  • V1: burning stops within 30 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed.
  • V0: burning stops within 10 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed.
  • 5VB: burning stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may develop a hole.
  • 5VA: burning stops within 60 seconds on a vertical specimen; no drips allowed; plaque specimens may not develop a hole

UL 1863:
1.1 These requirements cover telecommunications-circuit accessories, such as jack and plug assemblies, quick-connect terminal assemblies, telephone wall plates, telephone extension cords, cross-connect terminal-block assemblies, maintenance terminal modules, terminal enclosures, cable-splice enclosures, network-interface devices, wire-guide assemblies, and connector boxes.
1.2 These devices are intended to be used in telecommunications networks that have an operating root-mean-square (rms) voltage to ground less than 150 volts and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
1.3 These requirements do not cover telephone equipment such as telephone answering devices, residential telephone instruments, telephone dialers, cordless phones, key systems, and private-branch exchange equipment that is covered by the Standard for Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part I: General Requirements, UL 60950-1. Also, these requirements do not cover:

a) Telephone protectors that are covered by the Standard for Protectors for Paired-Conductor Communications Circuits, UL 497, and
b) Secondary protectors that are covered by the Standard for Secondary Protectors for Communications Circuits, UL 497A.

 

1.3 revised May 14, 2004
1.4 These requirements do not cover receiver/transmitter-type devices. Equipment of this type is covered by the Standard for Audio-Video Products and Accessories, UL 1492, or the Standard for Audio/Video and Musical Apparatus for Household, Commercial, and Similar General Use, UL 6500. These requirements do not cover cellular telephones or cellular devices. Equipment of this type is covered by UL 1492.

1.4 revised May 14, 2004
1.5 These requirements may be used, directly or by reference, to investigate portions of other equipment, not classified as telecommunications-equipment accessories that may be connected to a telecommunications network, insofar as they may be applicable to such equipment.
1.6 These requirements do not cover wires and cables intended to be permanently, installed in a building in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

UL 224:
An Underwriters Laboratories standard that gives requirements for heat-shrink tubing, cross-linked tubing and insulating tubing made of extruded thermosetting, elastomeric, or thermoplastic polymers.


UL 3111:
The latest UL standard for electrical test instruments is UL 61010B-1, which is a revision of 3111-1. It specifies the general safety requirements, such as material, design, and testing requirements, and the environmental conditions in which the standard applies. UL 3111-2-031 lists additional requirements for test probes. The requirements for hand-held current clamps, such as the current measuring portion of clamp meters, are included in UL 3111-2-032. UL standards are gradually being harmonized with similar international standards, such as those published by IEC. Until this is completed, there may be significant differences between each group's standards. For example, IEC 61010-1 2nd Edition includes requirements for voltage-measuring instruments in CAT IV environments. UL 61010B-1 doesn't

UL 444:
An Underwriters Laboratories standard for component electronic controls that will be factory-installed into appliances and utilization equipment with an electrical rating of 600 volts or less. An Underwriters Laboratories document which defines the safety standards for communications cables.

 

UL 486B - UL 486A-486B

1.1 This Standard applies to connectors for use with all alloys of copper or aluminum conductors, or both, for providing contacts between current-carrying parts, in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, C22.1, in Canada, the National Electrical Code, NFPA-70, in the United States of America, or the Standard for Electrical Installations, NOM-001-SEDE, in Mexico, as follows:

a)  pressure wire connectors intended to hold one or more conductor(s);
b)  connectors intended for use in appliances and equipment that comply with the requirements for such appliances and equipment;
c)  soldering connectors;
d)  splicing wire connectors intended for use with 4 AWG (21.2 mm2) or larger conductors;Note: A splicing wire and cable connector taking a range of conductor sizes may include conductor sizes smaller than 4 AWG (21.2 mm2).
e)  neutral bars;
f)   uninsulated connectors that are used in circuits rated 35 000 V and below;
g)  ampere-rated connectors not intended for general use; and
h)  insulation piercing connectors.

1.2 This Standard is intended for connectors suitable for use with conductors in the size ranges as follows:
a)  Aluminum
1)  12 AWG (3.3 mm2) and 10 AWG (5.3 mm2) solid; and
2)  12 AWG (3.3 mm2) to 2 000 kcmil (1 010 mm2) stranded, Class B concentric, compressed, and unidirectional lay compact.
b)  Copper
1)   30 AWG (0.05 mm2) to 10 AWG (5.3 mm2) solid; and
2)   30 AWG (0.05 mm2) to 2 000 kcmil (1 010 mm2) stranded, Class B concentric and compressed, and Class C concentric.
c)   Compact-stranded copper conductors
1)   in Canada for 8 AWG (8.4 mm 2) and larger;
2)   in the United States for 2 AWG (33.6 mm2) and larger; and
3)   in Mexico for 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) and larger.
d)   Rigid (solid and stranded) metric wire falling within the ranges of the above AWG sizes.
Note: For example, a connector rated for 6 AWG - 250 kcmil may be additionally rated for 16 - 120 mm2.
e)   Other class and strand configurations as indicated by marking.

1.3 This Standard is intended for connectors suitable for currents not exceeding the ampacity of insulated conductors rated 75°C or 90°C in accordance with the connector rating of the connector, if provided.

1.4 In the United States and Mexico, these requirements cover insulated connectors, insulating caps, and covers intended for use at 600 volts or less (1 000 volts in a sign or luminaire) and uninsulated connectors for use in general use circuits rated 2 000 volts nominal or less.In Canada, these requirements cover insulated connectors, insulating caps, and covers intended for use at 600 volts or less (1 000 volts in a sign or luminaire) and uninsulated connectors for circuits rated 2 000 volts phase-to-phase or less. Uninsulated connectors may also be used in applications up to 5 000 volts phase-to-phase where allowed and installed in accordance with Section 36 of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, C22.1.

1.5 This standard also applies to uninsulated connectors (both terminal and splicing types) for use in circuits rated 35 000 volts or less.

1.6 This Standard does not apply to:
a)   connectors intended for direct burial;
b)   insulated connectors for voltage levels above 600 V (1 000 V in a sign, lighting fixture, or luminaire);
c)    manual twist-on connectors;
d)    built-in terminal connectors in devices rated less than 30 A intended for outlet box mounting or having provision for stress relief;
e)   flat quick connect terminals; and
f)    wire binding screw terminals.

 

UL to 486C (Splicing Wire Connectors)

1 Scope

1.1 This Standard applies to hand- or tool-applied splicing wire and cable connectors intended for use with all alloys of copper or aluminum conductors, or both, in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code Part I, C22.1, in Canada, the National Electrical Code, NFPA-70, in the United States of America, or the Standard for Electrical Installations, NOM-001-SEDE, in Mexico, as follows:

a)    connectors intended to hold two or more conductor(s);
b)    connectors intended for use in appliances and equipment that comply with the requirements for such appliances and equipment;
c)    connectors intended for use with 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) or smaller conductors; and
d)    uninsulated connectors that are used in circuits rated 8 000 V and less.

Note: Examples of splicing wire connectors include twist-on connectors, insulation-piercing or displacement connectors, spring-action connectors, tool-applied crimp, mechanical set-screw connectors, etc.

1.2 This Standard is intended for splicing wire connectors suitable for use with conductors in the size ranges as follows:

a)    Aluminum:
1)    12 AWG (3.3 mm2) and 10 AWG (5.3 mm2) solid; and
2)    12 AWG (3.3 mm2) to 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) stranded, Class B concentric, compressed, and unidirectional lay compact.
In Mexico, the use of aluminum conductors is permitted only with thermoset insulation and for sizes of 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) and higher.
b)    Copper:
1)    30 AWG (0.05 mm2) to 10 AWG (5.3 mm2) solid; and
2)    30 AWG (0.05 mm2) to 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) stranded, Class B concentric and compressed, and Class C concentric.
c)    Compact-stranded copper conductors:
In Canada and Mexico, for 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) and 6 AWG (13.3 mm2).
In the United States this is not applicable.
d)    Rigid (solid and stranded) metric wire falling within the ranges of the above AWG sizes.
Note: For example, a connector rated for 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) - 14 AWG (2.1 mm2) may be additionally rated for 10 - 2.5 mm2.
e)    Other class and strand configurations as indicated by marking.

1.3 These requirements cover splicing wire connectors intended for:
a)    copper-to-copper;
b)    aluminum-to-aluminum;
c)    copper-to-aluminum conductor combinations intended for intermixing of conductors and dry locations only; or
d)    all of the above.

1.4 This Standard is intended for splicing wire connectors suitable for currents not exceeding the ampacity of insulated conductors rated 75 °C or 90 °C, in accordance with the rating of the connector.

1.5 This Standard does not apply to:
a)    splicing wire connectors intended for direct burial;
b)    insulated splicing wire connectors intended for use at voltage levels in excess of 600 V [1 000 V in a sign or luminaire];
c)    terminal wire connectors;
d)    wire binding screw terminals;
e)    built-in terminal connectors on devices rated less than 30 A and intended for outlet box mounting or having provision for stress relief;
f)    built-in terminal connectors on devices having integral cable clamps;
g)    flat quick connect terminals; and
h)    soldering lugs.

 

UL514D:
Underwriters Laboratory standard for flammability for metallic outlet boxes, flush device boxes and covers

UL 910:
Standard Test for Flame-Propagation and Smoke Density Values for Electrical and Optical Fiber Cables Used in Spaces Transporting Environmental Air

 

UL 943:
UL Safety Standard 943 requires GFCIs to provide a visual or audible indication OR be able to render themselves incapable of delivering power when they no longer offer ground fault protection

 

UL 1363
An Underwriters Laboratories document, which gives standards for indoor-use relocatable power taps, which are cord-connected and rated at 250 V/AC or less, and 20A/AC or less.

UL 1424:
An Underwriters Laboratories document which defines the safety standards for Power-Limited Fire Alarm Circuit cables.

UL 1436 - Outlet Circuit Testers and Similar Indicating Devices:
Portable grounded continuity testers, ground fault circuit interrupter testers, outlet-circuit testers.

UL 1449:
UL 1449 is the Underwriters Laboratories’ safety standard for surge suppressors on 50 or 60 Hz power circuits.

UL 1581:
An Underwriters Laboratories document which defines the safety standards for Electrical Wires, Cables and Flexible Cords.

UL 1653:
Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing.

UL 1778
An Underwriters Laboratories document, which gives continuity standards for Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems.


UL 1950
An IEC-950-based US standard for information technology equipment including electrical business equipment

UL 2024:
An Underwriters Laboratories standard – in accordance with the NEC – that gives requirements for general-use, plenum, and riser-rated raceways intended for use with fiber optic and communications cabling.


UL 61010B-1 (formerly UL 3111-1):
Electrical Measuring and Test Equipment; Part 1: General Requirements. First edition, 2003. Second edition, 2003.

 

UL 610108-1:
An Underwriters Laboratories rating for products intended for use on a load side of a main service disconnect, in circuits that do not exceed 600 V rms.

UL E66043:
Underwriter's Laboratory standard that covers portable devices with fixed plug blades or probes that attach to flexible leads that are used to identify wiring conditions or 15 or 12 AMP devices

UL E202643:
Standard dealing with Communications Circuit Accessories.

UL File E-157227:
No specific info available, but it applies for all heat shrinkable parts that can be used up to 600V.

 

UL E171211:
Underwriter's Laboratory fire rating given to metal floor boxes, stating that they will meet all local fire codes if installed correctly.

 

UL / IEC 60950-1:
IEC 60950-1 is the International Standard for Safety of Information Technology Equipment. It encompasses under its scope information technology equipment, communications equipment, office appliances and multi-media equipment for use in the home, office, business, school, computer room and similar locations.

ULC/ORD-C2024-02:
Standard Method of Fire Tests for Optical Fiber Cable Raceway


VDE110 :
European meter rating standard

6061-T6: is aluminum alloy, with magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. Tensile strength of at least 42,000 psi (290 MPa) and yield strength of at least 35,000 psi (241 MPa). In thickness of 0.250 inch (6.35 mm) or less, it has elongation of 8% or more.

 

 

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