Dataprobe iBoot and iBootBar A/C power switching products are UL Listed. This means they are tested by Underwriters Laboratories and Certified to meet their exacting standards. It also means that the tests conducted are appropriate for the type of device under test. Only devices that are tested and pass all the tests conducted by UL can apply the UL label.
Dataprobe invests a great deal of time and money to make the best, safest products possible. We take great pride in the success of our products and hope you will appreciate the effort we make to build the safest products at the best value.
Dataprobe PDUs are listed under UL 60950, and as such are designed for stricter data center environments. Only UL 60950 insures that PDUs offer appropriate branch circuit protection. We think your safety is worth the extra investment in engineering to meet the standards and proving that we did so.
Other companies use independent labs that test to UL standards. These may or may not be the appropriate safety standards. It is very easy to say tested to UL standards, but that might be for noise emissions or something other than fire safety.
Some companies completely forgo safety testing! I don’t see how anyone can buy or install in their home or office or worse yet, their customer’s location something without any safety testing at all.
In any case, check with your Fire Insurance Underwriter before installing anything other than a UL Listed power distribution product on your A/C power mains. There have been cases where non-UL Listed components or appliances caused a fire and the insurance was voided. Please don’t let that happen to you. If you are putting these products in your home or in your business you need to be aware of the potential liabilities.
If you have any questions about a specific product or company you can easily check out them and their products at the UL Website. There is a handy search form to fill out Here
[avatar user=”dp_david” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”]David Weiss, President