UL 2930
Outline of Investigation for Cord-and-Plug-Connected Health Care Facility Outlet Assemblies

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2016-10-20DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: --
Type:outline

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover indoor-use cord-and-plug-connected Health Care Facility receptacle outlet assemblies (HCOA) rated 250 V AC or less and 20 Amperes or less. HCOA are for use as a movable power supply connection for cord-and-plug-connected medical electrical utilization equipment in accordance with the National Electric Code, NFPA 70, Article 517 Health Care Facilities, and with NFPA 99,  Health Care Facilities Code, 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.

    1.2 HCOAs are intended for use with equipment complying with applicable requirements of the:

    a)    Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60601-1;

    b)     Medical electrical equipment – Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance, IEC 60601-1; and

    c)     Medical Electrical Equipment – Part 1-2: General Requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral standard: Electromagnetic disturbances – Requirements and tests, ANSI/AAMI 60601-1-2.

    1.3 These requirements cover HCOA consisting of an ANSI/NEMA WD 6-configuration Hospital Grade attachment plug and a length of non-detachable flexible cord terminated in an enclosure in which are mounted ANSI/NEMA WD 6-configuration Hospital Grade individual receptacle outlets (duplex or single) which are connected conductively to an integral patient equipment grounding terminal or jack provided for user connection of a discrete grounding path conductor to Patient Equipment Grounding Points, installed in the Patient Care Vicinities of a Health Care Facility.

    1.4 An HCOA is not intended for Home Health Care Use.

    1.5 These requirements do not cover cord-connected, Relocatable Power Taps (RPT) intended only for indoor use as a temporary extension of a grounding alternating-current branch circuit for general use, covered by the Standard for Relocatable Power Taps, UL 1363. RPT are not suitable for use in Category 2 (General Patient Care) Spaces or Category 1 (Critical Patient Care) Spaces or Patient Care Vicinities.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover cord-connected, Special Purpose Relocatable Power Taps (SPRPT); covered by the Outline of Investigation for 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.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover cord-connected, Furniture Power Distribution Units (FPDU), intended for indoor use that provide power for and are intended to be installed in furnishings. FPDU are covered by the Standard for Furniture Power Distribution Units, UL 962A.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Outline Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Use
            • 2.2 Components
            • 2.3 Units of measurement
            • 2.4 Undated references
          • 3 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 General
          • 5 Enclosures
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Metallic
          • 6 Mechanical Assembly
          • 7 Accessibility of Live Parts
          • 8 Mounting Means
          • 9 Corrosion Protection
          • 10 Insulating Materials
          • 11 Power-Supply Cord
            • 11.1 General
          • 12 Strain Relief
          • 13 Receptacles
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Receptacle covers
          • 14 Supplementary Protection Device
          • 15 Live Parts
          • 16 Internal Wiring
          • 17 Physical protection of conductors
          • 18 Spacings
          • 19 Printed-Wiring Boards
          • 20 Grounding
            • 20.1 General
            • 20.2 Bonding
            • 20.3 Patient equipment grounding terminal
            • 20.4 Patient equipment grounding conductor
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 21 General
          • 22 Temperature Test
          • 23 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 24 Leakage Current Test
          • 25 Grounding Continuity Test
          • 26 Fault Current Test
            • 26.1 General
            • 26.2 Calibration of test circuits
          • 27 Overcurrent Test
          • 28 Mounting Hole Barrier Tests
            • 28.1 General
            • 28.2 Mounting hole barrier impact test
            • 28.3 Mounting hole barrier probe test
          • 29 Strain Relief Test
          • 30 Enclosure Tests
            • 30.1 General
            • 30.2 Drop impact test
            • 30.3 Steel sphere impact test
          • 31 Crushing Test
          • 32 Enclosure Integrity Test
          • 33 Adequacy of Mounting Test
          • 34 Receptacle Outlet Cover Test
          • 35 Marking Durability
          • 36 Permanence of Cord Tag Test
            • 36.1 General
            • 36.2 Conditioning
            • 36.3 Test method
        • RATINGS
          • 37 Details
        • MARKINGS
          • 38 Details
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 39 General
    • APPENDIX A