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Update of American standard for household and furniture layout


Time:

2023-09-26

ULSE released the sixth version of ANSI/UL 1363 and its sisters standard - Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDU) standard ANSI/UL 962A

Recently, ULSE released the sixth version of ANSI/UL 1363 and its sisters standard - Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDU) standard ANSI/UL 962A

 

New standard update content

 

Compared to the old version of the standard, the new UL 1363 standard has undergone the following important technical updates:

1、The charging circuit and/or secondary isolated output circuit provided by RPT, as well as the embedded battery charging circuit, must meet the ES1 (energy level 1) and PS2 (power level 2) parameter requirements when applicable to the audio/video, information and communication technology equipment safety standard UL 62368-1.

 It can also meet the following requirements based on its purpose:

-UL 1310 Class 2 Power Requirements, or

-Information Technology Equipment Safety Standard UL 60950-1 Power Limiting Circuit (LPC).

 

2.RPTs containing LED lighting fixtures or wireless charging circuits must provide instructions stating that "movable power taps that provide auxiliary lighting functions are not suitable for permanent installation. Do not permanently install or unplug the plug to permanently connect to the electrical system.

The manual allows the manufacturer to use a website for identification, which can be a URL - http://www.___ Com/___/ In the form of QR code or QR code.

The information in the instruction manual cited on the webpage needs to be reviewed and confirmed for accuracy and effective date.

 

Compared to the old version of the standard, the new UL 962A standard has undergone the following important technical updates:

FPDU products with more than 8 digits can use UL1077 protectors that meet the breaking capacity in Table 16.1 and have 6 times the motor load parameters.

 
 

2. FPDU needs to provide installation instructions. The installation manual allows manufacturers to declare through a website that the website should be marked on the FPDU body or packaging. The website can be a URL - http://www.___ Com/___/ It can also be in the form of QR codes. The information cited in the instructions on the webpage needs to be reviewed and confirmed for accuracy and effective date.

 

Product upgrade and extension

UL 1363
Appendix A - Scalable RPT
Appendix B - RPT with battery
Appendix C - RPT with thermal protection

UL 962A
Appendix A - FPDU containing batteries
Attachment B - FPDU for Cluster Seats
Appendix C - FPDU for kitchen and bathroom countertops
Appendix D - FPDU for Mobile Workstation Tables
Special Purpose RPT-SPRPT - UL 1363A
Removable plug with leakage protection - UL 943

 

Important tests:

Temperature rise test
Cold impact test
Wire Pull Test 
Water splashing test
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