UL 2682
Outline of Investigation for Switch-Rated Plugs and Receptacles

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2004-04-20DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: --
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  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This standard applies to non-interlocking plugs, receptacles, power inlets, and connectors for use in switching applications, rated up to 800 amperes and up to 600 volts ac or dc, and which may include pilot contacts. These devices are intended to provide power from branch circuits, or are for direct connection to the branch and motor circuit in accordance with the National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70, using copper conductors, for use in either indoor or outdoor nonhazardous locations.

    1.2 This standard does not apply to:

    a)    Single conductor pin and sleeve devices.

    b)    Devices molded integrally with flexible cord or cable that are covered by the Standard for Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords, UL 817.

    c)    General and special use devices, such as attachment plugs, receptacles, cord connectors, inlets, current taps, flatiron and appliance plugs, that are covered by the Standard for Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, UL 498.

    d)    Single and multi-pole connectors intended for connection to copper conductors, for use in data, signal, control and power applications within and between electrical equipment, where exposed, that are covered by the Standard for Component Connectors for Use in Data, Signal, Control and Power Applications, UL 1977.

    e)    Products such as branch circuit switches that are covered by the Standard for Enclosed and Dead-Front Switches, UL 98.

    f)    Products such as pin and sleeve devices that are not intended for switching applications and are otherwise covered by the Standard for Plugs, Receptacles, and Cable Connectors, of the Pin and Sleeve Type, UL 1682.

    g)    Devices intended for use in hazardous (Classified) locations that are covered by the Standard for Receptacle-Plug Combinations For Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations, UL 1010.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Outline Title Page
    • Table of Contents
    • UL Foreword
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Glossary
          • 3 General
            • 3.1 Components
            • 3.2 Units of Measurement
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 General
          • 5 Configurations
          • 6 Insulating Material
          • 7 Resistance to Corrosion
          • 8 Enclosures
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Mechanical Strength
            • 8.3 Nonmetallic enclosures
            • 8.4 Metallic enclosures
            • 8.5 Attachment plugs
            • 8.6 Specific enclosures
          • 9 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 10 Clearances and Creepage Distances
          • 11 Accessibility of Live Parts
          • 12 Grounding (Bonding) and Dead Metal Parts
          • 13 Grounding (Bonding) Connections
          • 14 Terminal Parts
          • 15 Assembly
            • 15.1 General
            • 15.2 Mating and Intermateability
          • 16 Devices Intended to Accommodate a Fuse
          • 17 Cord or Cable Grip
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 18 Representative devices
          • 19 Accelerated Aging
            • 19.1 Rubber compounds
            • 19.2 PVC compounds
          • 20 Comparative Tracking Index
          • 21 Glow Wire
          • 22 High-Current Arc Resistance to Ignition
          • 23 Mold Stress Relief
          • 24 Moisture Absorption Resistance
          • 25 Humidity
          • 26 Insulation Resistance
          • 27 Dielectric Withstand
          • 28 Conductor Secureness
          • 29 Cord or Cable Secureness
          • 30 Impact (Plugs and Connectors)
          • 31 Crush
          • 32 Withdrawal Force
          • 33 Grounding (Bonding) Path Current
          • 34 Short Circuit Withstand and Closing
            • 34.1 General
            • 34.2 Protective devices
            • 34.3 Calibration of test circuits
          • 35 Strength of Insulating Base and Support
          • 36 Overload
          • 37 Temperature Rise
          • 38 Resistance to Arcing
          • 39 Horsepower Rated Locked Rotor
          • 40 Endurance with Load
          • 41 Electromagnetic (Pilot Contacts)
          • 42 Polarization Integrity
          • 43 Resistance to Corrosion
          • 44 Moisture Resistance
            • 44.1 Details
            • 44.2 Marine type (shipboard use)
            • 44.3 Watertight
          • 45 Environmental Enclosure Type Designators
        • RATINGS
          • 46 General
        • MARKING
          • 47 Details
            • 47.1 Company name, catalog designation, electrical rating
            • 47.2 Multiple factories
            • 47.3 Nonconductive mounting means
            • 47.4 Cautionary marking size
            • 47.5 AC only devices
            • 47.6 Enclosure grounded (or bonded) devices
            • 47.7 Catalog designation
            • 47.8 Fused devices
            • 47.9 Locking-type devices
            • 47.10 Receptacle marking location
            • 47.11 Wiring information - field wiring terminals
            • 47.12 Overcurrent protection - motor rated devices
            • 47.13 Environmental enclosures
            • 47.14 Moisture-resistant devices
          • 48 Identification and Marking of Terminals
            • 48.1 General
            • 48.2 Grounded and grounding (or bonding)
            • 48.3 Other terminals
    • APPENDIX A