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October 18th, 2017
UL’s New Certification for Power & Charging Data Cable

The rapid increase in the power required to charge and power mobile devices including laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones and power banks, has led to increasing reports of damage, smoke, or fire with these connected devices; sometimes this damage is caused by poorly designed or faulty cables. In addition, these higher power levels can put… read more

October 18th, 2017
Announcement on UL enhanced Follow-up Service program

The following wire and cable manufacturers are now delisted from UL. CCN-File MFR Name (English) MFR Name (Chinese) AVLV2-E474145 AVLV2-E476204 Guangzhou City Zhong Chu Electronic Technology Co Ltd 广州市中储电子科技有限公司 ZPFW2-E482546 Suzhou Tom Electronics Co Ltd 苏州汤姆电子有限公司 AVLV2-E308090 ELBZ-E347724 WuHan Xingda Electronics Wire & Cable Ltd 武汉兴达电子线缆有限公司 AVLV2-E473845 ZPFW2-E473536 Chongqing Jinlong Technology Co Ltd 重庆金龙科技有限公司 AVLV2-E481368 Dongguan Wangqi Electronics Co Ltd 东莞市旺齐电子有限公司 AVLV2-E480648… read more

October 18th, 2017
New Requirements for All-Year String Lights

UL588 has traditionally covered Decorative Lighting Strings limited to an installation and use not exceeding 90 days. In recent years, there has been increased interest and popularity of string lights used year-round for decoration or illumination on a patio and other outdoor gathering places. Since these products are not intended for task lighting and are… read more

October 18th, 2017
Significant Revisions to UL’s Follow-Up Inspection Instructions

UL the Follow-Up Inspection Instructions (FUIIs) for the extruded wire categories and notified the impacted subscribers with a bulletin dated June 30, 2017. Significant changes were made to document formatting and the Manufacturer’s and UL Field Engineer’s responsibilities. All of the requirements in the General Wire and Cable FUII (referred to as the “General FUII”)… read more

October 18th, 2017
Important UL iQTM Database Updates

UL iQ™ provides databases that help you find products that meet your needs with quick, intuitive searches. The UL iQ™ database for Wire and Cable has been updated to include three new product categories. These enhancements will allow users of these products to more quickly identify the specific product certified by a particular company. These…

October 18th, 2017
UL and IWCS China 2018 – Cable & Connectivity Symposium

The UL and IWCS China 2017 Cable & Connectivity Symposium in April was the first of its kind in China.  The Conference was well attended and received high praise from attendees.  To build on the success achieved this year, UL and IWCS China 2018 – Cable & Connectivity Symposium will be held on March 20-22,… read more

October 18th, 2017
White Paper on Low-Smoke, Halogen-Free Cable

UL released a new white paper entitled, “Clearing Misconceptions About Low-Smoke, Halogen-Free Cables,” clarifying misconceptions among manufacturers, product specifiers and contractors regarding the meaning of the “LSFH” designation, and the extensive, standards-based testing that is required to ensure that a cable fully complies with LSFH requirements. This white paper discusses the benefits of using LSHF-rated cables… read more

November 7th, 2016
Reducing The Fire Hazard of Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Trees

As the holiday season approaches, an increasing number of households will choose an artificial Christmas tree to decorate their home. According to data from the National Christmas Tree Association, nearly 14 million artificial trees were purchased in 2014, representing almost 35 percent of the total number of Christmas trees purchased and, with $1.2 billion in… read more

November 7th, 2016
Powering over LAN Cable and the Proposed Revisions to the 2017 National Electrical Code

At the NFPA Technical Meeting held on June 16, 2016 in Las Vegas, the voting members of the NFPA considered several certified amending motions involving the proposed 2017 NEC revisions related to powering over LAN cable. The members voted to uphold the recommendations of NFPA technical panels 3 and 16. As a result, new sections… read more

November 7th, 2016
European Construction Products Regulation (CPR) Update

According to the current Standard for Power, control and communication cables – Cables for general applications in construction works subject to reaction to fire requirements, EN 50575, cables with Class Fca should be identified as “No performance determined” (NPD). However, the European Commission has published a new delegated act to redefine the meaning of Class Fca… read more