UL 2442
Standard for Wall- and Ceiling-Mounts and Accessories

DETAILS
Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2011-03-16DOD Approved: --
Price Code:AANSI Approved: 2014-01-14
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements apply to shelves, brackets, and similar devices, that provide structural support for the mounting of audio/video equipment, information technology equipment, and similar products, to the building structure and are intended for indoor use only.


    1.1 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.2 These requirements also apply to accessories that are used to expand the capability of a mounting device; accessories that are used to secure the mounting device to a wall, ceiling, suspended ceiling, truss, joist, "I" beam, or other building structural component specified by the manufacturer; and any accessories used to secure an apparatus to the mount. Examples of such products include extension columns, extension arms, ceiling plates, floor plates, ceiling brackets, fastener kits, and VCR/DVD brackets.


    1.2 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.3 A furnishing intended to support audio equipment or a video display (such as CRT, LCD, and Plasma) shall be evaluated in accordance with one of the following:

    a)    A furnishing which is floor supported and intended to support a video display but is not intended for use as a mobile cart for the video display shall be evaluated to the Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings, UL 962, and may include features that allow securement to the building structure;

    b)     If the furnishing is provided with casters or wheels, the Standard for Household, Commercial, and Institutional-Use Carts, Stands and Entertainment Centers for Use with Audio and/or Video Equipment, UL 1678, or the Standard for Tall Institutional Carts for Use With Audio-, Video-, and Television-Type Equipment, UL 1667, as applicable to the use of the cart shall apply;

    c)    If the furnishing is intended to be mounted to walls, ceilings or another permanent part of a building as the primary support means, this Standard shall apply;

    d)    If a furnishing is supplied with all of the video and/or audio components by the manufacturer of those components, the requirements contained in the video or audio component standard shall be applied – the Standard for Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus – Safety Requirements, UL 60065, or the Standard for Information Technology Equipment – Safety – Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60950-1, – as applicable to the product.

    A video display support system evaluated in accordance with (a) – (c) above and supplied with all of the video and/or audio components is not subject to (d).


    1.3 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.4 These requirements do not apply to the following products:

    a)    Carts and stands. The Standard for Household, Commercial, and Institutional-Use Carts, Stands and Entertainment Centers for Use with Audio and/or Video Equipment, UL 1678, and the Standard for Tall Institutional Carts for Use With Audio-, Video-, and Television-Type Equipment, UL 1667, apply to these products.

    b)    The following products covered by the Standard for Household and Commercial Furnishings, UL 962:

    1)    Motor-operated furniture, such as motor-operated beds and chairs;

    2)    Electrified and non-electrified furniture, such as:

    i)    Lighted curio cabinets;

    ii)    Microwave carts; and

    iii)    Bed headboards.

    3)    Non-seasonal electrical decorations such as lava lamps and wave machines;

    4)     Home and individual office furnishings, such as study carrels, consoles and desks;

    5)    Commercial product and informational displays such as:

    i)    Shelving units;

    ii)    Kiosks (such as the mini-stores in the middle of a mall);

    iii)    Cash station stands;

    iv)     Motorized carpet displays; and

    v)    Product platforms.

    6)    Electrified building components, such as windows and built in bathroom cabinets; and

    7)    Other similar miscellaneous furnishings intended for use in residential or commercial environments.


    1.4 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.5 These requirements do not apply to a mounting device provided with a specific product when the specific product standard is provided with requirements to address the mounting device. Such combinations shall comply with the applicable requirements of the end-use product standard.


    1.5 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.6 These requirements do not cover products intended for use in patient care areas including where oxygen is being used. Patient care products are covered by the Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety, UL 60601-1.


    1.6 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.7 These requirements do not cover products that are specifically intended for infants or juveniles.


    1.7 revised effective April 7, 2014

    1.8 These requirements do not cover the mount to supported apparatus interface.


    1.8 revised effective April 7, 2014

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • PART 1 – ALL MOUNTING SYSTEMS
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Glossary
          • 3 Components
          • 4 Units of Measurement
          • 5 Undated References
          • CONSTRUCTION
            • GENERAL
          • 6 General
          • 7 Accessories
            • ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION
          • 8 General
          • 9 Electrical Enclosures
          • 10 Enclosure Openings
          • 11 Screens and Expanded Metal
          • 12 Doors and Covers
          • 13 Screws and Mechanical Connections for Electrical Enclosures
          • 14 Electrical Spacings
          • 15 Electrical Insulating Materials
          • 16 Electrical Ratings
          • 17 Wiring and Conductors – Conductor Size
          • 18 Splices and Connections
          • 19 Wiring Attached to Movable or Flexible Parts
          • 20 Internal Wiring
          • 21 Supply Connections
            • 21.1 Power-supply cords
            • 21.2 Permanently-connected
          • 22 Attachment Plugs
          • 23 Interlock Switch
          • 24 Interconnected Units
          • 25 Polarization and Identification
          • 26 Grounding
          • 27 Bonding
          • 28 Safety Circuits
          • 29 Control Circuits
          • 30 Laser Devices
          • 31 Motors
            • 31.1 Motor construction
            • 31.2 Motor overload protection
          • 32 Requirements for Loads on the Output of a NEC Class 2, LPS or SELV Power Supply
            • 32.1 Motor controllers
            • 32.2 Electrical enclosures
            • 32.3 Luminaires
            • 32.4 Interconnecting cables
            • 32.5 Connectors
            • MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
          • 33 Mounting of Parts
          • 34 Flammability of Mounts
          • 35 Adhesives Used to Secure Parts
          • 36 Fasteners
          • 37 Lubrication
          • 38 Corrosion Protection
          • 39 Wireways and Tubing
          • 40 Strain Relief
          • 41 Bushings
          • 42 Thermal Insulation
          • 43 Glass Panels
          • 44 Counter Balance Mechanisms
          • 45 Sharp Edges
          • 46 Securement of Products for Use with the Mounting System
          • 47 Mounting System Ventilation
          • 48 Articulating Motor Operated Mounting Systems
            • 48.1 Mechanical enclosures and guards
          • 49 User/Installer Assembly
          • PERFORMANCE
            • GENERAL
          • 50 General
            • ELECTRICAL PERFORMANCE TESTS
          • 51 Leakage Current Test
          • 52 Leakage Current Test Following Humidity Conditioning
          • 53 Starting Current Test
          • 54 Input Test
          • 55 Temperature Test
          • 56 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 57 Strain Relief Test
          • 58 Push-Back Relief Test
          • 59 Performance Requirements for Loads on the Output of a NEC Class 2, LPS or SELV Power Supply
            • 59.1 Motors
            • 59.2 Running overload test
            • 59.3 Locked rotor test
            • MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE TESTS
          • 60 Mold Stress Test
          • 61 Impact Tests
            • 61.1 Mount impact test (Plastic parts only)
            • 61.2 Electrical enclosure impact test
            • 61.3 Glass parts – impact test
          • 62 Cycling Test for Articulating Mounts
          • 63 Mounting Securement Test
            • 63.1 Supporting structures
            • 63.2 Test procedure
          • 64 Adhesive Test
          • 65 Sharp Edge Test
          • MARKINGS
          • 66 Rating Details
          • 67 General
          • 68 Motor-Operated Mounting Systems
          • 69 Interconnected Units
          • 70 Permanently Electrically-Connected Mounting Systems
          • 71 Supporting Surface Load Marking
          • INSTRUCTIONS
          • 72 General
          • 73 Mounting Instructions
          • 74 Operating Instructions
          • 75 User-Maintenance Instructions
          • 76 Grounding and Double Insulation Instructions
          • 77 Interconnected Units Instructions
        • PART 2 – OUTDOOR MOUNTING SYSTEMS
          • INTRODUCTION
          • 78 General
          • 79 Glossary
          • CONSTRUCTION
          • 80 General
          • 81 Gaskets and Seals
          • 82 Polymeric Materials
          • 83 Receptacle Outlets
          • PERFORMANCE
          • 84 General
          • 85 Rain Test
          • 86 Tensile Strength and Elongation Test
          • 87 Compression Test
          • MARKINGS
          • 88 General