UL 1017
Vacuum Cleaners, Blower Cleaners, and Household Floor Finishing Machines

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Edition Number:10SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2017-09-15DOD Approved: --
Price Code:CANSI Approved: 2017-09-15
Type:ulcsance

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 This Standard applies to motor-operated vacuum cleaners and blower cleaners, floor sweepers, and to household use floor finishing machines to be employed in accordance with C22.1, C22.2 No. 0, and ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.2 These requirements cover:

    a)    Household, commercial, and coin-operated vacuum cleaning machines and blower cleaners, intended for indoor or outdoor use or both;

    b)    Household, commercial, and coin-operated wet pick-up, dry pick-up, permanently mounted, portable, and central vacuum cleaners and blower cleaner systems;

    c)    Household electrically powered floor finishing machines, including floor polishers, floor scrubbers, floor sanders, rug shampooers, rug and floor washers, and similar machines;

    d)    Appliances covered by this Standard that are marked as being provided with double insulation and that employ double insulation in place of grounding in accordance with the Exception to Clause 4.16.1;

    e)    Portable rechargeable battery-powered appliances for indoor or outdoor use with rechargeable non-user and user-replaceable batteries; see Clause 7;

    f)    Current-carrying hoses for use with vacuum cleaner/motorized nozzle combination appliances intended for household, dry pick-up, indoor use; see Clause 8;

    g)    Current-carrying hoses for use with motorized nozzles intended for use with central vacuum cleaning systems intended for household, dry pick-up, indoor use; see Clause 8;

    h)    Wet pick-up current-carrying hoses for use with household, indoor use carpet cleaning equipment; see Clause 8;

    i)    Grounded current-carrying hoses for use with motorized nozzles intended for household indoor use; see Clause 8;

    j)    Electrified wall valves for connection of current-carrying hose/motorized nozzle combinations for central vacuum cleaning systems intended for household use; see Clause 8;

    k)    Household, indoor use, wet/dry vacuum cleaning machines with a steam-cleaning attachment (such as a vacuum provided with a steam generator in the nozzle), where the vacuum is the prominent feature of the appliance as evidenced by the electrical rating of the vacuum function being greater than the electrical rating of the steam-cleaning function; see also Clause 2.3.3. A steam cleaner provided with a vacuum attachment, where the steam-cleaning function is the prominent feature, is covered under the requirements of C22.2 No. 64 and UL 499; and

    l)    Household and commercial floor sweepers.

    m)    Vacuum cleaners intended for installation in recreational vehicles (R/V) or marine vessels;

    n)    Appliances powered through a vehicle battery adapter.

    1.3 These requirements do not cover appliances rated more than 250 V. An appliance that utilizes some other source of energy, such as gas or steam, in addition to electric energy is to be investigated under these requirements and under such additional requirements as are applicable to the appliance under consideration.

    1.4 These requirements do not cover appliances for use in locations such as those areas of hospitals, laboratories, institutions, and the like where dispersion of pathological, chemical, physical, radioactive or other agents could produce a risk to health. Appliances intended for use in such locations are investigated under these requirements and under such additional requirements as are applicable to the appliance, with appropriate consideration being given to the specific intended use.

    1.5 These requirements apply only to a specific type or types of appliances, such as a vacuum cleaner or floor finishing machine, if the requirement is so identified by specific reference to the type or types involved. Absence of such specific reference or use of the term "appliance" indicates that the requirement applies to all appliances covered by this standard.

    1.6 Internal-combustion engine powered floor cleaning machines for industrial/commercial use, such as floor buffers, scrubbers, sweepers, extractors, and polishers, are covered under UL 558.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover machines that generate pressure in excess of 2.5 MPa (360 psi).

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • UL Harmonized Standard Title Page
    • Table of Contents
      • Vacuum Cleaners, Blower Cleaners, And Household Floor Finishing Machines
        • 1 Scope
        • 2 General
          • 2.1 Attachments
          • 2.2 Fluids – Proprietary
          • 2.3 Instructions provided with the appliance
          • 2.4 Secondary circuits
          • 2.5 Equipment for recreational vehicle or marine vessel installation
          • 2.6 Units of measurement
          • 2.7 Reference publications
        • 3 Definitions
        • 4 Construction
          • 4.1 Components
          • 4.2 Enclosures
          • 4.3 Mechanical assembly
          • 4.4 Corrosion protection
          • 4.5 Supply connections
          • 4.6 Current-carrying parts
          • 4.7 Internal wiring and external interconnections
          • 4.8 Electrical insulation
          • 4.9 Motors
          • 4.10 Switches, relays, and similar controls
          • 4.11 Controls – End product test parameters
          • 4.12 Capacitors
          • 4.13 Lampholders
          • 4.14 Receptacles
          • 4.15 Spacings
          • 4.16 Grounding and bonding
          • 4.17 Protective devices
          • 4.18 Heating elements – Vacuum with steam-cleaning attachment
          • 4.19 Thermal links
          • 4.20 Protection against injury to persons
        • 5 Tests
          • 5.1 General
          • 5.2 Normal loads
          • 5.3 Leakage current
          • 5.4 Leakage current following humidity conditioning
          • 5.5 Leakage current – Abnormal operating conditions
          • 5.6 Starting current
          • 5.7 Rating
          • 5.8 Temperature
          • 5.9 Severe operating conditions
          • 5.10 Abnormal operation
          • 5.11 Dielectric voltage-withstand test
          • 5.12 Resistance to moisture
          • 5.13 Stability
          • 5.14 Strain relief
          • 5.15 Switches, relays, and similar controls
          • 5.16 Cord reel flexing
          • 5.17 Power-supply cord flexing
          • 5.18 Internal wiring and interconnecting cord flexing
          • 5.19 Physical abuse
          • 5.20 Strength of handles
          • 5.21 Polymeric enclosure parts
          • 5.22 Polymeric materials used as structural support
          • 5.23 Adhesives
          • 5.24 Thermoplastic motor insulation systems
          • 5.25 End-product arc resistance
          • 5.26 Abnormal overload
          • 5.27 Glow-wire end-product test
          • 5.28 Blower cleaner impeller tests
          • 5.29 Integral insulation
          • 5.30 Testing of temperature control devices used in a vacuum with a steam-cleaning attachment
          • 5.31 Mechanical valve endurance test
          • 5.32 General purpose transformers
          • 5.33 Interlock system endurance – Floor sweepers
        • 6 Double Insulation
          • 6.1 Scope
          • 6.2 Definitions
          • 6.3 Construction – general
          • 6.4 Reinforced insulation
          • 6.5 Power supply cord
          • 6.6 Strain relief
          • 6.7 Bushings
          • 6.8 Capacitors
          • 6.9 Extra-low voltage circuits
          • 6.10 Spacings
          • 6.11 Internal wiring
          • 6.12 Leakage-current test
          • 6.13 Dielectric voltage-withstand test
          • 6.14 Insulation resistance
          • 6.15 Resistance to impact test
          • 6.16 Abnormal operation test
          • 6.17 Overload test on motors
          • 6.18 Investigation of armature employing reinforced insulation
          • 6.19 Resistance to moisture test
          • 6.20 Manufacturing and production tests
        • 7 Rechargeable Battery-Powered Appliances
        • 8 Current-carrying hoses and accessory electrified wall valves
          • 8.1 Scope
          • 8.2 Construction – General
          • 8.3 Tests – General
          • 8.4 Dielectric voltage-withstand test
          • 8.5 Leakage-current test
          • 8.6 Oven conditioning test
          • 8.7 Voltage drop test
          • 8.8 Temperature test
          • 8.9 Overload test
          • 8.10 Limited overcurrent test
          • 8.11 Crushing test
          • 8.12 Thermal shock test
          • 8.13 Flexing test
          • 8.14 Abrasion test
          • 8.15 Wet pick-up
          • 8.16 Endurance test
          • 8.17 Grounded hose tests
          • 8.18 Marking
          • 8.19 Marking
        • 9 Appliances Generating Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
          • 9.1 General
          • 9.2 Construction
          • 9.3 Protection against injury to persons
          • 9.4 Performance
          • 9.5 Markings
          • 9.6 Instructions
        • 10 Manufacturing and Production Tests
          • 10.1 Dielectric voltage-withstand
          • 10.2 Grounding-continuity
        • 11 Marking
          • 11.1 General
          • 11.2 Permanence
          • 11.3 Details
          • 11.4 Cautionary
          • 11.5 Cord tags
        • 12 Instruction Manual
          • 12.1 General
          • 12.2 Instructions pertaining to a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons
          • 12.3 Grounding/double insulation instructions
          • 12.4 Polarization instructions
          • 12.5 Installation and operating instructions
          • 12.6 User-maintenance instructions
          • 12.7 Proprietary fluid instructions
    • ANNEX A (Normative)
    • ANNEX B (Normative)Tab Terminals
    • ANNEX C (Normative)
    • ANNEX D (Informative)Secondary Circuits and the Level of Evaluation Required
    • ANNEX E (Informative)
    • ANNEX F (Informative)
    • ANNEX G (Informative)Methods of Applying ISO 13849-1 to Appliances
    • ANNEX H