UL 201
Standard for Garage Equipment

DETAILS
Edition Number:3SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2015-03-31DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2015-03-31
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover equipment intended for use indoors in an automotive repair facility. Products covered by this standard are as indicated in 1.2. This equipment is intended to be installed and used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.2 These requirements cover the following:

    a)    Equipment used in servicing and repairing automobiles, such as dynamometers, battery testers, roll-up brake lathes, distributor testers, driveway signals, engine analyzers, exhaust emissions testers, generator-alternator-regulator testers, growlers, ignition testers, rectifier diode testers, timing lights, fluid changing equipment, tire changers, tune-up testers, wheel alignment and balance equipment, and other similar equipment primarily for use in garages and service stations. These devices may be provided as a system of devices, including a console that houses control and utilization equipment for the system.

    b)    Powered and nonpowered tool cabinets, which may or may not be provided with a work surface. These products are intended to store tools in a repair facility or residential location.

    c)    Electrical requirements for equipment and systems used to provide power or control for automotive lifts.

    1.3 With reference to 1.2(b), powered cabinets shall be powered by an electrical source not exceeding 240 Vac, and shall be cord connected. All other equipment covered by this standard is intended to be supplied by a power source not exceeding 600 Vac, and may be cord connected or permanently wired.

    1.4 With reference to 1.2(c), automotive lifts as a complete system are not covered by this Standard. Additional requirements for automotive lifts, including such additional electrical requirements for automotive lifts that are intended to be installed out-of-doors, are included in the Standard for Automotive Lifts – Safety Requirements for Construction, Testing and Validation, ANSI/ALI ALCTV. Electrically powered or controlled automotive lifts shall be shown to comply with both UL 201 and ANSI/ALI ALCTV.

    1.5 Equipment intended for use in Class I, Division 1, and Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, is investigated under these requirements, and, in addition, is investigated with respect to its acceptability for the particular application.

    1.6 These requirements do not cover arc-welders, automotive battery chargers, electric or pneumatic tools, vacuum cleaners, equipment using refrigerants, or other equipment that is used in an automotive service or repair facility, but is covered by individual requirements.

    1.7 These requirements do not cover portable tool chests or toolboxes intended to be transported by hand.

    1.8 These requirements do not cover flammable liquid storage cabinets.

    1.9 These requirements do not cover battery chargers, battery testers, or other equipment intended for the servicing of electric vehicles or electric vehicle battery packs.

  • 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
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 General
          • 7 Assembly
          • 8 Frame and Enclosure Construction
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Fire enclosures
            • 8.3 Electrical enclosures
            • 8.4 Mechanical enclosures
            • 8.5 Metallic enclosures
            • 8.6 Non-metallic enclosures
          • 9 Flammability of Materials and Components
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Flammability
          • 10 Accessibility of Uninsulated Live Parts, Film-Coated Wire, and Moving Parts
          • 11 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 12 Supply Connections
            • 12.1 Cord connected equipment
            • 12.2 Strain relief
            • 12.3 Bushings
            • 12.4 Permanently connected equipment
            • 12.5 Wiring compartments
            • 12.6 Wiring terminals and leads
          • 13 Internal Wiring
            • 13.1 Mechanical protection
            • 13.2 Wiring insulation
            • 13.3 Splices and connections
          • 14 Interconnecting Cords and Cables
          • 15 Grounding and Bonding
            • 15.1 Grounding
            • 15.2 Bonding
          • 16 Current Carrying Parts
          • 17 Separation of Circuits
          • 18 Insulating Material
          • 19 Motors
            • 19.1 Construction
            • 19.2 Location
            • 19.3 Brush wear out
            • 19.4 Motor overload protection
          • 20 Capacitors
          • 21 Lampholders
          • 22 Printed Wiring Boards
          • 23 Receptacles
          • 24 Switches and Controls
            • 24.1 General
            • 24.2 Location
            • 24.3 Controls for solenoids, relay coils, and the like
            • 24.4 Controls for motors
            • 24.5 Controls for medium base lampholders
            • 24.6 Actuation of switches and controls
          • 25 Interlocks
          • 26 Overload Protection
          • 27 Information Technology Equipment
          • 28 Transformers
            • 28.1 General
            • 28.2 Bobbin
            • 28.3 Coil insulation
            • 28.4 Margin tape
            • 28.5 Testing
          • 29 Secondary and Battery Circuits
          • 30 Automobile Battery Circuits
          • 31 Safety Circuits
          • 32 Adhesives
          • 33 Spacings
        • PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY TO PERSONS
          • 34 General
          • 35 Sharp Edges
          • 36 Guards
          • 37 Rotating or Moving Parts
          • 38 Parts Subject to Pressure
          • 39 Pressure Relief Devices
          • 40 Servicing
          • 41 Stability
          • 42 Mounting
          • 43 Strength of Handles
        • SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR EQUIPMENT
          • 44 General
          • 45 Wheel Balancers
          • 46 Dynamometers
          • 47 Battery Testers
          • 48 Fluid Changing Equipment
          • 49 Powered and Non-Powered Cabinets
          • 50 Automotive Lifts
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 51 General
          • 52 Input Test
          • 53 Leakage Current Test
          • 54 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
            • 54.1 General
            • 54.2 Primary circuits
            • 54.3 Secondary circuits
            • 54.4 Automobile ignition circuits
          • 55 Humidity Conditioning
          • 56 Starting Current Test
          • 57 Normal Temperature Test
            • 57.1 General
            • 57.2 Maximum load
          • 58 Grounding Circuit Reliability Test
          • 59 Overspeed Test
          • 60 Motor Tests
            • 60.1 General requirements
            • 60.2 Maximum temperature
            • 60.3 Running overload test for primary motors
            • 60.4 Locked rotor test for primary motors
            • 60.5 Running overload tests for secondary motors
            • 60.6 Locked rotor tests for secondary motors
            • 60.7 Electric strength
          • 61 Stability Tests
            • 61.1 General
            • 61.2 Stabilizing means
            • 61.3 Ten degree tilt test
            • 61.4 Horizontal force test
            • 61.5 Downward force test
          • 62 Loading Tests
            • 62.1 General
            • 62.2 Shelf and drawer loading test
            • 62.3 Section loading test
          • 63 Mounting Tests
          • 64 Handle Strength Test
          • 65 Strain Relief Test
            • 65.1 General
            • 65.2 Pull force relief test
            • 65.3 Push-back relief test
          • 66 Tests for Switches, Controls, Interlocks, and Overload Protective Devices
            • 66.1 Controls for solenoids, relay coils, and the like
            • 66.2 Controls for motors
            • 66.3 Switches for tungsten filament lamps
            • 66.4 Interlocks
            • 66.5 Reliability
            • 66.6 Endurance
            • 66.7 Overload protective devices
          • 67 Hydrostatic Pressure Device
          • 68 Low-Voltage, Limited-Energy Measurements
            • 68.1 General
            • 68.2 Open circuit voltage measurement
            • 68.3 Short circuit current measurement
            • 68.4 Maximum power measurement
          • 69 Strength of Enclosure Tests
            • 69.1 General
            • 69.2 Stress relief test
            • 69.3 Impact test
            • 69.4 Drop test
          • 70 Abnormal Operation Tests
            • 70.1 General
            • 70.2 Test conditions
          • 71 Cable Arcing Test
          • 72 Spill Test
          • 73 Sharp Edge Test
          • 74 Test for Liquid Crystal Displays
          • 75 Pressure Relief Test
          • 76 Maximum Angular Momentum Measurement
          • 77 Abnormal Heat
          • 78 Durability Test
          • 79 Insulation Resistance Test
          • 80 Wood Flammability Test for Cabinets
        • MARKINGS
          • 81 General
          • 82 Identifying and Rating Information
          • 83 Cautionary Markings
          • 84 Receptacles and Accessories
        • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 85 Instruction Manual
    • Appendix A Measurement instrument for earth leakage current tests