UL 1863
Standard for Communications-Circuit Accessories

DETAILS
Edition Number:4SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2004-05-14DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2016-09-15
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover telecommunications-circuit accessories, such as jack and plug assemblies, quick-connect terminal assemblies, telephone wall plates, telephone extension cords, cross-connect terminal-block assemblies, maintenance terminal modules, terminal enclosures, cable-splice enclosures, network-interface devices, wire-guide assemblies, and connector boxes.

    1.2 These devices are intended to be used in telecommunications networks that have an operating root-mean-square (rms) voltage to ground less than 150 volts and installed or used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.3 These requirements do not cover telephone equipment such as telephone answering devices, residential telephone instruments, telephone dialers, cordless phones, key systems, and private-branch exchange equipment that is covered by the Standard for Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part I: General Requirements, UL 60950-1. Also, these requirements do not cover:

    a)    Telephone protectors that are covered by the Standard for Protectors for Paired-Conductor Communications Circuits, UL 497, and

    b)    Secondary protectors that are covered by the Standard for Secondary Protectors for Communications Circuits, UL 497A.


    1.3 revised May 14, 2004

    1.4 These requirements do not cover receiver/transmitter-type devices. Equipment of this type is covered by the Standard for Audio-Video Products and Accessories, UL 1492, or the Standard for Audio/Video and Musical Apparatus for Household, Commercial, and Similar General Use, UL 6500. These requirements do not cover cellular telephones or cellular devices. Equipment of this type is covered by UL 1492.


    1.4 revised May 14, 2004

    1.5 These requirements may be used, directly or by reference, to investigate portions of other equipment, not classified as telecommunications-equipment accessories, that may be connected to a telecommunications network, insofar as they may be applicable to such equipment.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover wires and cables intended to be permanently installed in a building in accordance with Article 800 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Components
            • 2.2 Units of measurement
            • 2.3 Undated references
          • 3 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 General
          • 5 Product Assembly
          • 6 Enclosure
            • 6.1 General
            • 6.2 Enclosure top openings
            • 6.3 Enclosure side openings
            • 6.4 Enclosure bottom openings
          • 7 Materials
          • 8 Accessibility and Electric Shock
          • 9 Mechanical Assembly
          • 10 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 11 Cords
            • 11.1 General
            • 11.2 Strain relief
            • 11.3 Bushings
          • 12 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 13 Internal Wiring
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Splices and connections
          • 14 Interconnecting Cords and Cables
            • 14.1 General
            • 14.2 Separation of circuits
            • 14.3 Terminals and connectors
          • 15 Insulating Material
          • 16 Printed-Wiring Board
          • 17 Overcurrent (Overload) Devices
          • 18 Spacings
        • RISK OF INJURY TO PERSONS
          • 19 General
          • 20 Modular Jacks
          • 21 Sharp Edges
          • 22 Stability
          • 23 Protection of Service Personnel
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 24 General
            • 24.1 Electronic circuits
            • 24.2 Current-carrying parts
            • 24.3 Enclosures
          • 25 Fault Current Test
            • 25.1 General
            • 25.2 Current-carrying parts
            • 25.3 Electronic circuits
          • 26 Strain-Relief Test
          • 27 Leakage Current Test
          • 28 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 29 Normal Operation Test
          • 30 Electrical Measurements Test
          • 31 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 32 Component Temperature Test
          • 33 Drop Test
          • 34 Impact Test
          • 35 Crush Test
          • 36 Millivolt Drop Test
          • 37 Heat Test
          • 38 Torque Test
          • 39 Flex Test
          • 40 Pull Test
          • 41 Blunt-End Probe Test
          • 42 Rain Test
          • 43 Weatherometer and Tensile Test
          • 44 Thermal Aging and Flame Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 45 General
          • 46 Installation Instructions
          • 47 Instruction Manual
    • APPENDIX A