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UL 1363

5th Edition, June 12, 2018

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UL Standard for Safety Relocatable Power Taps



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Product Details:

  • Revision: 5th Edition, June 12, 2018
  • Published Date: June 12, 2018
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: UL (UL)
  • Page Count: 93
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

These requirements cover indoor use cord and plug connected, relocatable power taps (RPT) rated 250 V AC or less and 20 Amperes or less. A RPT may include an integral Class 2 power supply with an integral lead and/or connector(s) output. In accordance with the National Electric Code, NFPA 70, RPT are for use as a movable power supply connection for cord and plug connected electrical utilization equipment and shall not serve as fixed wiring of a structure or of fixed furnishings, such as but not limited to applications in permanent countertops of kitchens and bathrooms.

A cord-and-plug-connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets and provided with a Luminaire is covered under the Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires, UL 153.

A cord-and-plug-connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets that employs an electromagnetic interference filter is covered under the Standard for Electromagnetic Interference Filters, UL 1283.

A cord-and-plug-connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets that employs a surge protective device (SPD) is covered under the Standard for Surge Protective Devices, UL 1449, for SPD Type 3.

These requirements cover RPT with more than two receptacle outlets that employ a surge protective device (SPD) shall also comply with the applicable requirements for cord-connected, Type 3 Surge Protective Device (SPD) in the Standard for Surge Protective Devices, UL 1449.

A cord-and-plug-connected product as described in 1.1 that employs ground-fault protection is covered under the requirements for portable GFCIs in the Standard for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, UL 943.

This standard does not cover RPT including those employing Hospital Grade receptacles or Hospital Grade plugs (see 52.1), intended for use with medical equipment. RPT are not suitable for use in Category 2 (General Patient Care) Spaces or Category 1 (Critical Patient Care) Spaces or Patient Care Vicinities of health care facilities.

These requirements do not cover a cord-and plug-connected product, Health Care Facility Receptacle Assemblies (HCOA), covered by the Outline of Investigation for Cord-and-Plug-Connected Health Care Facility Outlet Assemblies, UL 2930. HCOA are intended as a movable power supply connection for cord-and-plug-connected medical electrical utilization equipment for use in Category 2 (General Patient Care) Spaces or Category 1 (Critical Patient Care) Spaces, including Patient Care Vicinities equipped with Patient Equipment Grounding Points, of health care facilities.

These requirements do not cover a cord-and-plug-connected component, Special Purpose Relocatable Power Taps (SPRPT), covered by the covered in the Outline of Investigations Special Purpose Relocatable Power Taps, UL 1363A. SPRPT are power distribution components intended to supply power to plug-connected components of a movable equipment assemblies that are rack, table, or pedestal-mounted. SPRPT are intended for use as components of complete equipment submitted for investigation rather than for direct separate installation in the field. The SPRPT shall be an integral part of the equipment assembly and permanently attached to the equipment assembly only by those qualified to assemble medical electrical equipment systems compliant with Medical Electrical Equipment – Part 1: General Requirements for Basic Safety and Essential Performance, IEC 60601-1. SPRPT are not suitable for use in Patient Care Vicinities.

A RPT may employ an integral cord reel for the supply cord and attachment plug. A cord reel provided with pull out receptacle outlets or cord connectors is covered under the Standard for Cord Reels, UL 355.

These requirements do not cover RPT with work surfaces or surfaces intended to support weight loads other than as specified in 6.16 for the storage of hand-held electronic devices and charging equipment such as a cell phone, cell phone charger and the like.

These requirements cover RPT provided with isolated secondary circuits.

These requirements cover RPT provided with batteries located in isolated secondary circuits. See UL 1363 Supplement SB – Relocatable Power Taps Incorporating Batteries.

A product that has a battery backup feature or other uninterruptible power supply equipment located in the Primary Circuit shall comply with the applicable requirements in the Standard for Uninterruptible Power Supply Equipment, UL 1778.

A RPT with three or more receptacle outlets may employ a Light Emitting Diode (LED) Luminaire.

A cord-and-plug-connected product as described in 1.1 for fixed mounting by use of tools to portable or stationary furnishings is covered under the requirements in the Standard for Furniture Power Distribution Units, UL 962A.

This standard contains the following Supplements:

a) Supplement SA – Extendable Relocatable Power Taps.

b) Supplement SB – Relocatable Power Taps Incorporating Batteries.

c) Supplement SC – Relocatable Power Taps Employing An Integral Thermal Interruption Mechanism.