UL 2438
Standard for Outdoor Seasonal-Use Cord-Connected Wiring Devices

DETAILS
Edition Number:2SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2014-11-14DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2019-08-29
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 The requirements of this Standard cover outdoor seasonal-use cord-connected wiring devices that are intended for temporary outdoor use – not to exceed 90 days – with outdoor equipment, Christmas-tree, and other seasonal decorative-lighting outfits. Some outdoor seasonal-use cord-connected wiring devices employ additional devices such as photoelectric sensors, fuses, supplementary protectors, timers, audio, flasher control or synchronized features. Products employing additional devices shall meet the intent and testing described in this Standard.

    1.2 These requirements only cover devices of the 2-pole, 3-wire, 5-15 configuration as shown in Wiring Devices – Dimensional Specifications, ANSI/NEMA WD6.

    1.3 These requirements cover devices with remote control features that comply with the Standard for Solid-State Controls for Appliances, UL 244A. See Devices Employing Remote Control Features, Section 11. Compliance with the Standard for Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use, Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60730-1, and/or the applicable Part 2 standard from the UL 60730 series fulfills these requirements.

    1.4 These requirements cover devices with audio features that comply with the Standard for Audio, Video, and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements, UL 60065, or the Standard for Audio/Video, Information and Communication Technology Equipment – Part 1: Safety Requirements, UL 62368-1. See Devices Employing Audio Features, Section 12.

    1.5 These requirements are intended to be used with the Standard for Cord Sets and Power-Supply Cords, UL 817.

  • 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
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 5 General
          • 6 Flexible Cord
          • 7 Fittings
          • 8 Drain Openings
          • 9 Gaskets
          • 10 Fittings Intended to Accommodate Fuses or Overcurrent Protection
          • 11 Devices Employing Remote Control Features
          • 12 Devices Employing Audio Features
          • 13 Devices Employing Synchronized Features
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 14 Representative Devices
          • 15 Comparative Tracking Index Test
          • 16 Glow Wire Test
          • 17 High-Current Arc Resistance to Ignition
          • 18 Mold Stress Relief Test
          • 19 Moisture Absorption Resistance Test
          • 20 Conductor Secureness Test
          • 21 Leakage Current Test
          • 22 Leakage Current Following Humidity Conditioning
          • 23 Fuseholder Temperature Test
          • 24 Fuseholder Crush Test
          • 25 Fuseholder Cover Test
          • 26 Strain Relief Test
          • 27 Rain and Sprinkler Test
            • 27.1 Test method – general
            • 27.2 Test method – rain test
            • 27.3 Test method – sprinkler test
            • 27.4 Test results
          • 28 Gasket Test
          • 29 Gasket Adhesion Test
          • 30 Ultraviolet (UV) Light Exposure Test
            • 30.1 General
            • 30.2 UV conditioning
          • 31 Impact Test
          • 32 Cold Impact Test
          • 33 Resistance to Crushing Test
          • 34 Adhesive Test
          • 35 Calibration Test
          • 36 Fault Current Test
          • 37 Retention of Plugs Tests
          • 38 Overload Test
          • 39 Temperature Test
          • 40 Retention of Plugs Test (Repeated)
            • 40.1 General
            • 40.2 Plug retention
            • 40.3 Plug withdrawal
          • 41 Resistance to Arcing Test
          • 42 Grounding Contact Test
          • 43 Component Temperature Test
        • RATING
          • 44 General
        • MARKINGS
          • 45 General
        • PACKAGING AND USE INSTRUCTIONS
          • 46 General
    • APPENDIX A