UL 2560
Standard for Emergency Call Systems for Assisted Living and Independent Living Facilities

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Edition Number:1SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2011-09-13DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2015-05-28
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover the individual unit employed to form assisted and independent living emergency call systems (ECS) intended to provide audible and visual signaling between residents and assisted and independent living facility staff. Some examples include call initiation stations, call notification stations, and power supplies.

    1.2 The units covered by these requirements are intended to be installed in either general or resident areas in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.3 These requirements are not intended to cover signaling systems in a hospital or acute/skilled care environment. Requirements for systems of this nature are covered by the Standard for Hospital Signaling and Nurse Call Equipment, UL 1069.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 System configuration
            • 2.2 Components
            • 2.3 Units of measurement
            • 2.4 Undated references
            • 2.5 Maximum voltage and power
          • 3 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 4 General
          • 5 Enclosures
            • 5.1 General
            • 5.2 Cast metal
            • 5.3 Sheet metal
            • 5.4 Nonmetallic
            • 5.5 Ventilating openings
            • 5.6 Covers
            • 5.7 Observation opening covers
            • 5.8 General enclosure openings – non-resident accessible equipment
            • 5.9 Enclosure top openings – non-resident accessible equipment
            • 5.10 Enclosure side openings – non-resident accessible equipment
            • 5.11 Enclosure bottom openings – non-resident accessible equipment
          • 6 Electric Shock
          • 7 Corrosion Protection
          • 8 Field Wiring System Connections
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Terminals
            • 8.3 Leads
            • 8.4 Interconnecting wiring
            • 8.5 Equipment grounding connection
            • 8.6 Supply connections
            • 8.7 Grounded supply conductor connection
            • 8.8 Compartments
            • 8.9 Strain relief
          • 9 Internal Wiring
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Wireways
            • 9.3 Splices
            • 9.4 Barriers
            • 9.5 Bushings
          • 10 Bonding for Grounding
          • 11 Components
            • 11.1 Printed-wiring boards
            • 11.2 Coil windings
            • 11.3 Switches
            • 11.4 Light sources
            • 11.5 Protective devices
            • 11.6 Connectors and receptacles
            • 11.7 Pillow speakers/call cords
            • 11.8 Transformers
            • 11.9 Current-carrying parts
            • 11.10 Insulating material
            • 11.11 Mounting of parts
            • 11.12 Operating mechanisms
          • 12 Secondary Power Supply
            • 12.1 General
            • 12.2 Power supply supervision test
            • 12.3 Battery charging test
            • 12.4 Battery discharge test
          • 13 Storage Batteries
          • 14 Spacings
          • 15 Testing, Servicing, and Maintenance Protection
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 16 General
          • 17 Normal Operation Test
          • 18 Electrical Supervision
            • 18.1 General
            • 18.2 All centralized systems
          • 19 Voltage and Current Measurements
            • 19.1 Input circuit
            • 19.2 Output circuit
            • 19.3 Volt-ampere capacity – low-voltage power-limited circuits
          • 20 Overvoltage and Undervoltage Operation Test
            • 20.1 Overvoltage operation
            • 20.2 Undervoltage operation
          • 21 Jarring Test
          • 22 Temperature Test
          • 23 Overload Test
            • 23.1 Signaling unit
            • 23.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 24 Endurance Test
          • 25 Variable Ambient Temperature Test
          • 26 Humidity Test
          • 27 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 28 Leakage Current Test
          • 29 Transient Test
            • 29.1 General
            • 29.2 Supply line transients – high-voltage units
            • 29.3 Internally induced transients – all units
          • 30 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 31 Static Discharge Test
          • 32 Drop Test
          • 33 Component Failure Test
          • 34 Abnormal Tests
            • 34.1 Abnormal operation test
            • 34.2 Burnout test
            • 34.3 Circuit isolation – supplementary equipment
          • 35 Tests for Special Terminal Assemblies
            • 35.1 General
            • 35.2 Mechanical secureness test
            • 35.3 Flexing test
            • 35.4 Millivolt drop test
            • 35.5 Terminal temperature test
          • 36 Polymeric Materials Test
            • 36.1 General
            • 36.2 Temperature test
            • 36.3 3/4-inch flame test
            • 36.4 5-inch flame test
          • 37 Strain Relief Test
            • 37.1 Power supply cord
            • 37.2 Field wiring leads
          • 38 Water Spray and Submersion Tests
            • 38.1 Water spray test
            • 38.2 Submersion test
          • 39 Impact Test
          • 40 Wireless Devices
            • 40.1 General
            • 40.2 Primary batteries
            • 40.3 Low-power radio-frequency signaling
            • 40.4 Frequency selectivity
            • 40.5 Clash
            • 40.6 Clash error
            • 40.7 Error (falsing) rate
            • 40.8 Throughput rate
            • 40.9 Transmitter stability tests
            • 40.10 Transmitter accelerated aging test
            • 40.11 Reference level determination
          • 41 Primary Batteries Test
            • 41.1 Life test
            • 41.2 Battery trouble voltage determination
            • 41.3 Battery replacement test
            • 41.4 Butt-type connection pressure test
          • 41A Outdoor Use
            • 41A.1 General
            • 41A.2 Corrosion tests
            • 41A.3 Dust test
            • 41A.4 Water spray test
            • 41A.5 Gasket testing
            • 41A.6 Polymeric materials – outdoor use tests
            • 41A.7 Outdoor conditioning test
          • 41B Ignition Test Through Bottom-Panel Openings
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 42 Production-Line Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 43 Production-Line Grounding Continuity Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 44 General
          • 45 Label Design
          • 46 Label Colors
        • INSTRUCTIONS AND INSTALLATION DRAWINGS
          • 47 Details
        • PROGRAM-CONTROLLED AND SIGNALING EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
          • 48 General
          • 49 Program Access and Control
    • APPENDIX A