UL 2017
Standard for General-Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems

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Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2008-12-23DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2016-01-27
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover signaling devices intended for emergency or non-emergency use, used in indoor and/or outdoor locations, and where applicable, installed and used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.2 Emergency-signaling products covered by these requirements are categorized as indicated below, are associated with property and/or life safety and are of a non-fire/non-security alarm nature. These products are evaluated with regard to product safety and to appropriateness of signaling.

    a)    Type UM (User-Monitored) devices or systems are intended to be monitored and tested by the user. These devices are intended for household use or are personal signaling devices carried by the user.

    b)    Type SM (Self-Monitored) devices or systems are intended to be self-monitoring. These devices are intended for, but not restricted to, commercial use.

    c)    Type AM (Attendant-Monitored) devices or systems are intended to be constantly operated and maintained by competent and experienced personnel, either locally or at a remote station.

    d)    Residential Water Hazard entrance alarms are devices or systems intended to be installed on gates, doors, or access barriers surrounding residential swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs for the purpose of sounding an audible alarm due to unauthorized entry into these areas.

    1.3 Non-emergency-signaling products covered by these requirements are categorized as Type NM (Non-Monitored), are not associated with property and/or life safety, and are only evaluated relative to product safety.

    1.4 A product as covered by these requirements consists of a unit assembly of electrical parts having provision for the connection of power supply circuits routed through the equipment by a prescribed scheme of circuiting. Circuits extending from the products connect to separate devices by which the operating part of the product is actuated for signals, and to separate and/or integral devices by which the signals are indicated so as to form a coordinated system combination for definitive signaling services. An installation wiring diagram attached to the product, or referenced in the product marking, indicates the devices and circuits which have been determined to be capable of being used with the product in the field.

    1.5 These requirements do not cover the following:

    a)    Visual signaling appliances as covered by the Standard for Visual Signaling Appliances – Private Mode Emergency and General Utility Signaling, UL 1638;

    b)    Audible signaling devices not provided as part of the product and covered by the Standard for Audible Signal Appliances, UL 464;

    c)    Equipment intended for use in fire-protective signaling systems used to detect, monitor, signal, or control a fire condition;

    d)    Equipment intended for use in security alarm systems used to protect against burglary;

    e)    Home health-care signaling equipment as covered by the Standard for Home Health-Care Signaling Equipment, UL 1637.

  • 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
          • 4 Equipment Types
          • 5 Installation and Operating Instructions
          • 6 Compatibility
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • ALL PRODUCTS
          • 7 General
          • 8 Enclosure
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Metallic material
            • 8.3 Polymeric materials
            • 8.4 Covers
            • 8.5 Battery compartments
            • 8.6 Enclosure openings – general
            • 8.7 Enclosure top openings
            • 8.8 Enclosure side openings
            • 8.9 Enclosure bottom openings
            • 8.10 Gaskets
          • 9 Internal Materials
          • 10 Accessibility of Uninsulated Live Parts, Film-Coated Wire, and Moving Parts
          • 11 Mechanical Assembly
          • 12 Protection Against Corrosion
          • 13 Branch-Circuit Connection
            • 13.1 General
            • 13.2 Permanently connected
            • 13.3 Cord-connected product
          • 14 Other Field-Wiring Connections
            • 14.1 General
            • 14.2 Field-wiring compartment
            • 14.3 Power-limited circuits
            • 14.4 Field-wiring terminals (general application)
            • 14.5 Field-wiring terminals (qualified application)
            • 14.6 Field-wiring leads
            • 14.7 Cords and plugs
          • 15 Internal Wiring
            • 15.1 General
            • 15.2 Splices and connections
            • 15.3 Connectors and receptacles
          • 16 Polarization
          • 17 Current-Carrying Parts
          • 18 Spacings
          • 19 Insulating Material
          • 20 Printed-Wiring Boards
          • 21 End-of-Line Devices
          • 22 Components
            • 22.1 Dropping resistors
            • 22.2 Coil windings
            • 22.3 Switches
          • 23 Batteries
            • 23.1 Rechargeable, storage-type used as standby power source
            • 23.2 Primary, dry-cell batteries
            • 23.3 Lithium batteries
          • 24 Grounding for Products Containing High-Voltage Circuits
          • 25 Servicing Protection
            • 25.1 General
            • 25.2 Trained service personnel
            • 25.3 Antenna terminal discharge assembly
          • PROTECTION AGAINST INJURY TO PERSONS
          • 26 General
          • 27 Handles
          • 28 Wall- or Ceiling-Mounted Equipment
          • 29 Telescoping Antenna
          • 30 Sharp Edges
          • 31 Enclosures and Guards for Moving Parts
          • 32 Switches and Controls – Injury to Persons
          • 33 Stability
        • PERFORMANCE
          • ALL PRODUCTS
          • 34 General
          • 35 Maximum Rated Load
          • 36 Electrical Measurement Test – Input and Output Current and Voltage Test
          • 37 Leakage Current Test
          • 38 Temperature Test
          • 39 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 40 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 41 Abnormal Operation Test
            • 41.1 General
            • 41.2 Field-wiring circuits
            • 41.3 Electronic components
            • 41.4 Transformer burnout
            • 41.5 Communications circuits
          • 42 Class 2 and Class 3 Power-Limited Circuits Test
            • 42.1 General
            • 42.2 Maximum voltage
            • 42.3 Maximum current
          • 43 Jarring Test
          • 44 Strain-Relief Test – Cord-Connected Products
          • 45 Strain-Relief Test – Field Connection Leads
          • 46 Handle Strength Test
          • 47 Antenna End-Piece Secureness Test
          • 48 Mechanical Strength Tests for Metal Enclosures and Guards
          • 49 Wall- or Ceiling-Mount Test
          • 50 Ignition Test through Bottom-Panel Openings
          • 51 Rain Test
          • 52 Drop Test
          • 53 Immersion Test
          • 54 Gasket Accelerated Aging Test
          • 55 Gasket Low Temperature Test – Outdoor Use
          • 56 Tests on Special Terminal Assemblies
            • 56.1 General
            • 56.2 Mechanical secureness
            • 56.3 Flexing test
            • 56.4 Millivolt drop test
            • 56.5 Temperature test
          • TESTS – EMERGENCY-SIGNALING USE EQUIPMENT
          • 57 General
          • 58 General System Functions
            • 58.1 General
            • 58.2 Power sources
            • 58.3 Program-controlled products and systems
          • 59 Type AM (Attendant-Monitored) Emergency-Signaling Products
            • 59.1 General
            • 59.2 Annunciation, display, and recording
            • 59.3 Power sources
            • 59.4 Installation conductors and other signaling paths
            • 59.5 Emergency audio announcement and paging system
            • 59.6 Two-way telephone and intercom systems
          • 60 Type SM (Self-Monitored) Emergency-Signaling Devices
            • 60.1 General
            • 60.2 Display information
          • 61 Type UM (User-Monitored) Emergency-Signaling Devices
          • 62 Variable Voltage Operation Test
            • 62.1 General
            • 62.2 Power output circuits providing regulated power
            • 62.3 Power output circuits supplying specific application devices
            • 62.4 Battery trouble voltage determination
          • 63 Variable Ambient Temperature and Humidity Tests
          • 64 Overload Test
          • 65 Endurance Test
            • 65.1 General
            • 65.2 Audible signaling appliance
          • 66 Polarity Reversal Test
          • 67 Battery Replacement Test
          • 68 Battery Tests
          • 69 Charging Current Test
            • 69.1 General
            • 69.2 Discharge battery
            • 69.3 Charged battery
            • 69.4 Discharged battery – second trial
          • 70 Transient Tests
            • 70.1 General
            • 70.2 Supply-line transients
            • 70.3 Internally-induced transients
            • 70.4 Signaling-circuit transients
          • 71 Component Temperature Test
          • 72 Audibility Test
            • 72.1 General
            • 72.2 Sound output measurement
          • 73 Corrosion Tests – Outdoor-Use
            • 73.1 General
            • 73.2 Salt-spray test
            • 73.3 Hydrogen-sulfide (HS) test
            • 73.4 Sulfur-dioxide/carbon-dioxide (SO/CO) test
          • 74 Dust Test – Outdoor-Use
          • 75 Short-Range Radio-Frequency (RF) Devices
            • 75.1 General
            • 75.2 Reference level determination
            • 75.3 Interference immunity
            • 75.4 Frequency selectivity
            • 75.5 Clash
            • 75.6 Clash error
            • 75.7 Error (falsing) rate
            • 75.8 Throughput rate
            • 75.9 Transmitter stability tests
            • 75.10 Transmitter accelerated aging test
          • 76 Long-Range Radio-Frequency (RF) Devices
            • 76.1 General
            • 76.2 Reference signal level
            • 76.3 Throughput rate test
            • 76.4 Error (falsing) rate test
            • 76.5 Adjacent channel rejection test
            • 76.6 Intermodulation rejection test
            • 76.7 Spurious response rejection test
            • 76.8 Clash
          • TESTS – RESIDENTIAL WATER-HAZARD ENTRANCE ALARM EQUIPMENT
          • 77 General
          • 78 Operation Test
          • 79 Audibility Test
          • 80 Static Discharge Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION-LINE TESTS
          • 81 Production-Line Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 82 Production-Line Grounding Continuity Test
        • MARKING AND INSTRUCTION
          • 83 Marking
            • 83.1 General
            • 83.2 Permanence of marking
          • 84 Installation Wiring Diagram
    • APPENDIX A