UL 1563
Standard for Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment

DETAILS
Edition Number:6SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2009-07-16DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2017-07-14
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements apply to self-contained spas. They also apply to field-installed equipment assemblies, blowers, and controls for use with field-installed hot tubs, swimming pools, and non-self-contained spas. These products are for household or commercial use, indoors, outdoors, or both. All equipment is intended for installation and use in accordance with Article 680 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.2 These requirements also apply to field-installed accessories that have been investigated with the basic product.

    1.3 These requirements do not apply to products covered by the following UL Standards:

    a)     Underwater Luminaires and Submersible Junction Boxes, UL 676;

    b)     Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters, and Chlorinators, UL 1081;

    c)     Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs, UL 1261;

    d)     Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances, UL 1431 (professional hydrotherapy equipment – whirlpool bathtubs); and

    e)     Hydromassage Bathtubs, UL 1795.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Glossary
          • 6 Accessories
          • 6A Safety Critical Functions
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 7 General
          • 7A Component Specifications
            • 7A.1 General
            • 7A.2 Quick-connect wire connectors
            • 7A.3 Terminal blocks
            • 7A.4 Wire connectors
            • 7A.5 Button or coin cell batteries of lithium technologies
          • 8 Frame and Enclosure
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Metal enclosures
            • 8.3 Nonmetallic enclosures
            • 8.4 Drainage
            • 8.5 Mounting pads or holes
            • 8.6 Barriers
            • 8.7 Ventilating openings
          • 9 Mechanical Assembly
          • 10 Securement with Adhesives
          • 11 General Accessibility Requirements
          • 12 Accessibility Requirements For Spas
          • 13 Resistance to Corrosion
          • 14 Power Supply Connections – Cord-Connected and Convertible Spas and Equipment Assemblies
          • 15 Power Supply Connections – Permanently Connected Units
            • 15.1 General
            • 15.2 Terminal compartments for supply connection
            • 15.3 Wiring terminals and leads
          • 16 Grounding
          • 17 Bonding
          • 18 Leakage Current Collectors
          • 19 Live Parts
          • 20 Wiring
            • 20.1 General
            • 20.2 Splices and connections
            • 20.3 Wiring between component enclosures
          • 21 Heating Elements
          • 22 Separation of Circuits
          • 23 Electrical Insulation
          • 24 Printed-Wiring Boards
          • 25 Spacings
            • 25.1 General
            • 25.2 Field wiring terminals
            • 25.3 Spacings at other than field wiring terminals or on printed wiring boards
            • 25.4 Spacings on printed wiring boards
            • 25.5 Spacings within motors
            • 25.6 Clearance and Creepage Distances
          • 26 Internal Bushings
          • 27 Gaskets
          • 28 Thermal Insulation
          • 29 Motors
            • 29.1 General
            • 29.2 Motor circuit overload protection
          • 30 Overcurrent, Thermal, or Overload Protective Devices
          • 31 Transformers and Power Supplies
          • 32 Switches and Controllers
          • 33 Capacitors
          • 34 Lampholders and Receptacles
          • 34A Temperature sensing, thermistor devices
          • 35 Temperature-Regulating Controls
            • 35.1 General
            • 35.2 User controls – standard settings
            • 35.3 User controls – special temperature settings
            • 35.4 Water temperature indication
            • 35.5 Construction
          • 36 Temperature-Limiting Controls
          • 37 Reduction of Risk of Injury to Persons
            • 37.1 General
            • 37.2 Stability
            • 37.3 Risk of scald injury
            • 37.4 Heater protection
            • 37.5 Water backflow
            • 37.6 Safety controls and safety circuits
            • 37.7 Reliability
            • 37.8 Ozone generators
          • 38 Suction Openings
          • 39 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters
          • 40 Pump Shut-Off Devices
          • 41 Audio/Video Components
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 42 General
          • 43 Leakage Current Test
          • 44 Available Current Test
          • 45 Insulation Resistance Test
          • 46 Starting Current Test
          • 47 Power Input Test
          • 48 Leakage Current Test or Insulation Resistance Test Following Humidity Conditioning
          • 49 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 50 Temperature Test
          • 51 Water Temperature Test
          • 52 Abnormal Water Temperature Tests
            • 52.1 Temperature-limiting control test
            • 52.2 Kinetic heating test
          • 53 Motor Protector Test
            • 53.1 General
            • 53.2 Temperature
            • 53.3 Locked rotor protection
            • 53.4 Endurance
            • 53.5 Limited short circuit
          • 54 Water Exposure Test
            • 54.1 General
            • 54.2 Splashing
            • 54.3 Seal test
            • 54.4 Simulated rain
          • 55 Leakage Current Test in Water
          • 56 Test for Resistance to Impact
          • 57 Ozone Offgas Test
          • 58 Abnormal Operation Tests
            • 58.1 Low water and no water test
            • 58.2 Interrupted power
            • 58.3 Water flow interruption
            • 58.4 Water back flow
            • 58.5 Reverse hydrostatic pressure
            • 58.6 Electrolytic capacitor test
            • 58.7 Transformer test
            • 58.8 Electronic component test
          • 59 Flow Rate Test
          • 60 Strain-Relief Test
          • 61 Metallic Coating Thickness Test
          • 62 Structural Integrity Tests
            • 62.1 General
            • 62.2 Static loading test
            • 62.3 Impact load test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION-LINE TESTS
          • 63 Grounding Continuity Test
          • 64 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
        • RATINGS
          • 65 Cord-Connected Products
          • 66 Permanently-Connected Products
          • 67 Convertible Products
          • 68 Supply Conductor Ampacity and Rating of Overcurrent Protection
        • MARKINGS
          • 69 General
          • 70 Wiring Diagram
          • 71 Temporary Markings for Spas
          • 72 Additional Markings
            • 72.1 General
            • 72.2 Spas
            • 72.3 Equipment assemblies
            • 72.4 Blowers
            • 72.5 Controls
            • 72.6 Audio/video components
            • 72.7 Double-insulated pumps and blowers
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 73 General
          • 74 Important Safety Instructions
            • 74.1 General
            • 74.2 For all units
            • 74.3 Spas
            • 74.4 Equipment assemblies
            • 74.5 Blowers
            • 74.6 Audio/video components
    • REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EVALUATION OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
    • APPENDIX A
    • APPENDIX B