UL 45A
Outline of Investigation for Transportable and Special Purpose Portable Electric Tools

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Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2009-10-28DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: --
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  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover transportable and special purpose portable electric tools rated not more than 600 V (at not more than 250 V if the tool employs a universal motor), for use in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.2 In addition these requirements cover accessories and attachments for use with transportable and special purpose portable electric tools. Specific requirements are outlined in Sections 62 – 66.

    1.3 These requirements do not cover fixed or stationary electric tools, flexible-shaft tools, gardening appliances, garage equipment, soldering irons or guns, painting equipment, floor-finishing machines, or other equipment covered by individual requirements.

    1.4 These requirements cover double-insulated transportable and special purpose portable electric tools. Specific requirements are given in Sections 57 – 61.

    1.5 For the purpose of these requirements, tools are classified into two groups:

    a)    A general-use tool is considered to be a tool (usually employing a universal motor) that ordinarily is subject to a wide fluctuation of load;

    b)    A special-use tool is considered to be a tool intended for a particular operation not involving a wide variation of load.

    1.6 These requirements cover an accessory and an attachment:

    a)    Recommended by the manufacturer;

    b)    Referred to in the instruction manual for a tool; or

    c)    Packed with a tool.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover accessories or attachments that:

    a)    Are not provided with the tool; and

    b)    Are not identified by catalog number or equivalent product designation in the instruction manual for the tool.

    These requirements do not cover accessories or attachments mentioned in minicatalogs or flyers even if the catalog or flyer is provided with the tool.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Outline Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 General
          • 7 Frame and Enclosure
          • 8 Mechanical Assembly
          • 9 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 10 Power Supply Cords
            • 10.1 Cords and plugs
            • 10.2 Strain relief
            • 10.3 Bushings
          • 11 Live Parts
          • 12 Internal Wiring
          • 13 Insulating Material
          • 14 Motors
          • 15 Switches and Controls
          • 16 Lampholders
          • 17 Thermal Cutoffs
          • 18 Capacitors
          • 19 Spacings
          • 20 Grounding
          • 21 Insulating Surfaces
        • PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY TO PERSONS
          • 22 Scope
          • 23 Accessories and Attachments
          • 24 Materials
          • 25 Rotating Members
          • 26 Enclosures and Guards
          • 27 Switches and Controls
          • 28 Combination Tools
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 29 General
          • 30 Loads for Tests
          • 31 Leakage Current Test
          • 32 Starting Current Test
          • 33 Current Input Test
          • 34 Temperature Test
          • 35 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 36 Leakage Current, Insulation Resistance, and Dielectric Voltage Withstand as a Result of Moisture Test
          • 37 Leakage Current Following Humidity Test
          • 38 Continuity of Grounding Connection Test
          • 39 Strain Relief Test
          • 40 Cord Flexing Test
          • 41 Pressure Pad Test
          • 42 Switch or Control Overload Test
          • 43 Electronic Components Test
          • 44 Burnout Test
          • 45 Resistance to Impact Test
            • 45.1 Brush cap
            • 45.2 Grounding-type tool
            • 45.3 Insulated handle
            • 45.4 Injury to persons
        • POLYMERIC ENCLOSURES
          • 46 General
          • 47 Polymeric Materials as Described in –
            • 47.1 Oven conditioning test
            • 47.2 Mold-stress evaluation test
            • 47.3 Resistance to impact test
            • 47.4 Abnormal operation test
            • 47.5 Flame resistance test
          • 48 Polymeric Materials as Described in –
            • 48.1 General
            • 48.2 Flame spread test
            • 48.3 Resistance to hot-wire ignition test
            • 48.4 Hot-wire ignition (HWI) – abnormal overload test
            • 48.5 Spacings to enclosure
            • 48.6 Arc resistance test
            • 48.7 Overload test
            • 48.8 Impact test
            • 48.9 Oven conditioning test
        • TESTS BY THE MANUFACTURER
          • 49 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 50 Grounding Continuity Test
        • RATING
          • 51 Details
        • MARKING
          • 52 Details
          • 53 Permanency of Marking
            • 53.1 General
            • 53.2 Oven-aging test
            • 53.3 Immersion tests
            • 53.4 Standard atmosphere test
          • 54 Test for Permanence of Cord Tag
            • 54.1 General
            • 54.2 Test conditions
            • 54.3 Test method
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 55 Instruction Manual
          • 56 Important Safety Instructions
        • DOUBLE-INSULATED TOOLS
          • 57 Scope
          • 58 Construction
            • 58.1 Glossary
            • 58.2 General
            • 58.3 Accessibility of live parts
            • 58.4 Flexible cord
            • 58.5 Attachment plug
            • 58.6 Internal wiring
            • 58.7 Capacitors
            • 58.8 Brush caps
            • 58.9 Commutators and armature end turns
            • 58.10 Switches
            • 58.11 Brush holders
            • 58.12 Spacings
          • 59 Performance
            • 59.1 Dielectric voltage withstand test
            • 59.2 Leakage current test
            • 59.3 Normal operation test
            • 59.4 Insulation resistance test
            • 59.5 Resistance to impact test
            • 59.6 Resistance to heat test
            • 59.7 Overload test
            • 59.8 Armature investigation test
            • 59.9 Leakage current following humidity test
          • 60 Tests by the Manufacturer
          • 61 Markings
        • ACCESSORIES AND ATTACHMENTS
          • 62 Scope
          • 63 Construction
            • 63.1 General
            • 63.2 Materials
          • 64 Performance
            • 64.1 Impact testing
            • 64.2 Sharp edges and projections
            • 64.3 Rotating members
            • 64.4 Stability
          • 65 Marking
          • 66 Instructions
            • 66.1 General
            • 66.2 All accessories and attachments
            • 66.3 Specific accessories
        • BATTERY OPERATED TOOLS
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 67 General
          • 68 Glossary
          • 69 Switches
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 70 Battery Enclosure
          • 71 Batteries, Battery Leads, and Connectors
          • 72 Spacings
          • 73 Internal Wiring
          • 74 Battery Charger
          • PERFORMANCE
          • 75 Charging Input Test
          • 76 Crush Test
          • 77 Temperature Test
          • 78 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 79 Abnormal Operation Tests
          • 80 Switch Tests
            • 80.1 General
            • 80.2 Overload
            • 80.3 Endurance
    • APPENDIX A