UL Listed vs UL Compliant vs Untested Products

When we talk about electrical products, specifically ones that connect directly to the AC mains, we also have to talk about electrical and fire safety.

In order to ensure their electrical devices don't malfunction during normal operation and cause material damage or injury, manufacturers test their products against a fairly comprehensive amount of standards. Those include parameters for structural integrity, electrical safety, fire hazard and flammability, chemical outgassing, noise, vibration and electromagnetic radiation - just to name a few.

Of course, you can't trust the manufacturers' claims on their own products because they have a vested interested. So, in order to be sure that any given product is safe for its intended application, you need to seek verification from an external independent laboratory.

In fact, OSHA requires all electrical equipment at the workplace to be certified through a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Find more information on https://www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/nrtlmrk.html

Your insurance company will also require you to use NRTL-certified products, otherwise your policy may be voided and in case of а harmful event or injury, your business will face the consequences on its own.

Please, for the sake of your and your employees safety, only use NRTL-certified equipment - especially electrical and power distribution devices. Check with your insurance company and make sure you're completely covered.

One OSHA-approved testing laboratory and the best-known certification company for electrical products is UL – Underwriters Laboratories.

Underwriters Laboratories - UL

Found in 1894, Underwriter Laboratories - UL is one of the oldest and most highly regarded safety certification company. The organization performed the vast majority of safety analysis and testing for new products and technology throughout the 20th century and created the majority of international standards for electrical and fire safety.

Underwriters Laboratories is among the most respected bodies for product safety testing and certification and continues to be on the forefront of science and engineering.

If you want to be absolutely sure about the quality and safety of any electrical device or equipment, look for the UL logo on the label.

UL standards are available to purchase and other independent laboratories can test products against them to verify that they are UL compliant. However, the accuracy of these tests and the reliability of the testing methods is not equal to an actual UL certification process.

UL compliance is not the same as UL certification, however such products are still considered infinitely more safe and reliable than untested products.

Dataprobe products are UL-certified

Dataprobe Remote Reboot products are UL Listed. This means they are tested by Underwriters Laboratories and certified to meet their stringent safety standards.

Our devices are tested for:

  1. Structural integrity – plastic housings and PCBs must withstand certain pressures while still maintaining full functionality.
  2. Flammability – devices are heated up to 1,000 degrees without catching fire.
  3. Electrical load – components are subjected to 4 times higher currents than their the maximum of their operating range to test if they can withstand power surges and fluctuations in the electrical grid.

These are just a few of the dozens of tests each of our products is subjected to before receiving UL certification. Only devices that pass all the UL testing protocols can apply the UL mark, which you'll find on all Dataprobe products.

Dataprobe PDUs are listed under UL 60950-1, which is one of the few industry standards guaranteeing proper branch circuit protection for data center environments.

Dataprobe invests a great deal of time and money to make the best, safest products possible. Each of our products is UL tested and we take great pride in their success. We hope you will appreciate the effort we place in build the safest power supply products at the best value.

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

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