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UL 1917

4th Edition, October 4, 2017

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UL Standard for Safety Solid-State Fan Speed Controls

Includes all amendments and changes through Revision Page(s) , October 4, 2017

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 4th Edition, October 4, 2017
  • Published Date: October 4, 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: UL (UL)
  • Page Count: 63
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

These requirements cover solid state speed controls rated 300 volts or less, single phase, intended to be connected to 15 – 20 ampere branch circuits and intended to be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and used with:

a) Fans and blowers that circulate air, such as desk, bracket, ceiling, hassock, pedestal, and utility fans;

b) Fans and blowers that ventilate air, such as attic, wall-insert, ceiling-insert, household hoodand canopy-types, and window fans;

c) Evaporative coolers;

d) Air-filtering appliances;

e) Fan-type deodorizers; and

f) Fan-type air fresheners.

Inductive-type and capacitive-type fan speed controls are also covered by these requirements.

These requirements also cover the solid state fan speed control portion of controls which include dimmers for use with lighting fixtures.

Solid state fan speed controls provided with a power supply cord, those intended for permanent connection, and direct plug-in devices are also covered by this Standard.

These requirements do not cover solid state speed controls used with air heaters incorporating fans, heating-ventilating units, or blowers comprising components of such equipment as furnaces, mechanical-refrigeration equipment, air conditioners, or direct current output applications.

These requirements do not cover solid state speed controls used with fans intended to be:

a) Used in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70;

b) Installed over solvents or chemically flammable liquids or vapors; or

c) Located in chemically corrosive environments.