UL 1042
Standard for Electric Baseboard Heating Equipment

DETAILS
Edition Number:5SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2009-08-31DOD Approved: 1986-08-30
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-12-14
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover portable and fixed electric baseboard heating equipment rated at 600 volts or less, to be employed in ordinary locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 .

    1.2 Baseboard heating equipment includes baseboard heaters and baseboard heater accessories.

    1.3 Electric baseboard heating equipment intended for use in a hazardous location is judged on the basis of compliance with the requirements in this standard, together with those recognized requirements applicable to usage in hazardous locations.

    1.4 Any air heating appliance sold or recommended for use as a baseboard heater, irrespective of its dimensions or other characteristics, is to be identified as a baseboard heater. It will be categorized as a fixed or portable baseboard heater in accordance with the following:

    a)    Fixed – A heater is identified as a fixed baseboard heater if:

    1)    The heater is less than 6 in (150 mm) in overall depth, the ratio of the overall length to the overall height is more than two to one, and the heater can be installed completely within a space of 18 in (460 mm) above the floor; or

    2)    The heater enclosure is intended to be connected to other heater enclosures to form a system.

    A heater intended for ceiling mounting or suspended mounting or marked "Do Not Install Less Than 6 Feet From Floor " is not considered to be a baseboard heater even if it meets the specifications in (1) or (2) above.

    b)    Portable – A portable heater is identified as a baseboard heater if, excluding projections of guard or feet, it is less than 5 in (130 mm) in depth and if the ratio of its overall length to its height without the handle is as follows:

    Maximum height of heater, feet (mm)

    Ratio of length to height

    2 (610)

    More than 2 to 1

    Over 2 (610)

    More than 3 to 1

    A portable radiant heater which has a visible glowing heating element and which is not sold or recommended for use as a baseboard heater may be excluded as a baseboard heater even if it meets the dimensional specifications in (b) above. Such a heater may be judged under the requirements for movable air heaters in the Standard for Movable and Wall- or Ceiling-Hung Electric Room Heaters, UL 1278 . For this determination, a radiant heater is one in which the visible portion of the heating element attains a temperature of at least 650°C (1200°F) under normal conditions of operation.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 2A Glossary
          • 3 Components
            • 3.1 General
            • 3.2 Attachment plugs, receptacles, connectors, and terminals
            • 3.3 Controls
            • 3.4 Cords, cables, and internal wiring
            • 3.5 Film-coated wire (magnet wire)
            • 3.6 Printed wiring boards
            • 3.7 Semiconductors and small electronic components
            • 3.8 Supplemental insulation, insulating bushings, and assembly aids
            • 3.9 Switches
            • 3.10 Transformers
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 Frame and Enclosure
          • 5 Accessibility of Uninsulated Live Parts, Film-Coated Wire, and Moving Parts
          • 6 Parts Subject to Pressure
          • 7 Assembly
          • 8 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 9 Permanently Connected Equipment
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Wiring terminals
          • 10 Cord-Connected Heaters
            • 10.1 General
            • 10.2 Strain relief
            • 10.3 Bushings
            • 10.4 Special protection devices
          • 11 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 12 Internal Wiring
            • 12.1 General
            • 12.2 Protection of wiring
            • 12.3 Splices
            • 12.4 Separation of circuits
          • 13 Heating Elements
          • 14 Electrical Insulation
          • 15 Thermal Insulation
          • 16 Motors
          • 17 Motor Overload Protection
          • 18 Overcurrent Protection
          • 19 Thermal Links
          • 20 Receptacles and Transfer Switches
          • 21 Lampholders
          • 22 Switches
          • 23 Automatic Controls and Control Circuits
            • 23.1 General
            • 23.2 Terminals and actuating members of safety devices
          • 24 Spacings
          • 25 Grounding
          • 26 Guarding of Heating Elements
          • 27 Floor Heaters
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 28 General
          • 29 Power Input Test
          • 30 Leakage Current Test
          • 31 Continuity of Grounding Connection Test
          • 32 Temperature Test
            • 32.1 General
            • 32.2 Continuity of operation test
            • 32.3 Continuous operation test
          • 33 Abnormal Operation Test
          • 34 Overvoltage Test
          • 35 Motor Switch Overload
          • 36 Stability Test
          • 37 Tip Over Test
          • 38 Cheesecloth Drape Test
          • 39 Stalled Fan Test
          • 40 Padded Surface and Blanketing Test
          • 41 Curtain Drape Test
          • 42 Shredded Paper Test
          • 43 Hydro-Static Pressure Test
          • 44 Static Load Test
          • 45 Water Splash Test
          • 46 Impact Test
          • 47 Strain Relief Test
          • 48 Push-Back Relief Test
          • 49 Burnout Test (Solid-State Components)
          • 50 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
          • 51 Humidity Conditioning Test
          • 52 Marking Plate Adhesion Tests
            • 52.1 General
            • 52.2 Oven aging
            • 52.3 Immersion
            • 52.4 As-received
          • 53 Supply Cord Abrasion
          • 54 Supply Cord Pinching – Mandrel
          • 55 Supply Cord Crushing - Mandrel
          • 56 Supply Cord Flexing
          • 57 Test for Permanence of Cord Tag
            • 57.1 General
            • 57.2 Test conditions
            • 57.3 Test method
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 58 General
        • MARKING AND INSTRUCTIONS
          • 59 Marking
          • 60 Cord Tag Markings
          • 61 Instructions
            • 61.1 General instructions
            • 61.2 Installation instructions
            • 61.3 Important instructions
            • 61.4 Operating instructions
            • 61.5 User servicing instructions
            • 61.6 Maintenance instructions
            • 61.7 Grounding instructions
    • APPENDIX A