If you own a business, the safety of your employees and customers should be your number one priority. When you purchase and install electrical equipment (like PDUs), it’s imperative to be mindful of their UL certification. Never assume that the product you’ve purchased is UL listed or certified. The equipment your employees and customers are exposed to regularly must be manufactured properly, installed correctly, and working optimally to avoid malfunctioning and unwanted injuries. The potential of prohibitive fines, lawsuits, injury, or death is not worth the risk. It is a violation of OSHA regulations to use non listed electrical products in the workplace.
What is UL Certification?
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is one of the oldest safety certification companies around. They certify products, facilities, processes, or systems based on industry-wide standards. There are other Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs), but they all test to the UL Standard, which makes UL the gold standard for testing and certification.
UL certifies products to make the world safer for consumers and workers. In addition to product safety testing, UL sets the industry standards for companies to follow as they develop new products. UL continually checks products and equipment to ensure they meet compliance standards and are constructed properly for the highest level of safety. For instance, UL testing will review whether devices can handle the appropriate electrical current and whether wire sizes are correct. Equipment that should be UL certified includes IT equipment, appliances, cable and wire, signaling alarms, electronics, and electrical supplies. UL certification is also appropriate for equipment used in hazardous areas and fire suppression.
UL certification is a thorough process that can be lengthy and costly. Each product component will need to be individually tested to ensure its durability and safety and whether it meets the intended design purposes. This can mean testing products under specific conditions that involve cold, heat, length of running time, and UV resistance.
Dataprobe places a high priority on investing to make its products the safest and most compliant possible. You will find the UL indicia on all Dataprobe products. Rest assured knowing that each of our products are UL tested before receiving their UL certification.