UL 60065
Standard for Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus - Safety Requirements

Edition Number:7SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2003-06-30DOD Approved: --
Price Code:FANSI Approved: --


    1.1 Scope

    1.1.1 This International Safety Standard applies to electronic apparatus designed to be fed from the MAINS, from a SUPPLY APPARATUS, from batteries or from REMOTE POWER FEEDING and intended for reception, generation, recording or reproduction respectively of audio, video and associated signals. It also applies to apparatus designed to be used exclusively in combination with the above-mentioned apparatus.

    This standard primarily concerns apparatus intended for household and similar general use. but It also covers COMMERCIAL APPARATUS and PROFESSIONAL APPARATUS which may also be used in places of public assembly such as schools, theatres, places of worship and the workplace. PROFESSIONAL APPARATUS intended for use as described above is also covered unless falling specifically within the scope of other standards may be evaluated to requirements in this standard, or to the requirements in UL 1419.

    This standard concerns only safety aspects of the above apparatus; it does not concern other matters, such as style or performance.

    This standard applies to the above-mentioned apparatus, if designed to be connected to the TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK or similar network, for example by means of an integrated modem.

    Some examples of apparatus within the scope of this standard are:

    –     receiving apparatus and amplifiers for sound and/or vision;


    –     SUPPLY APPARATUS intended to supply other apparatus covered by the scope of this standard;

    –     ELECTRONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, and electronic accessories such as rhythm generators, tone generators, music tuners and the like for use with electronic or non-electronic musical instruments;

    –     audio and/or video educational apparatus;

    –     video projectors;

    NOTE 1 Film projectors, slide projectors, overhead projectors are covered by IEC 60335-2-56 [5]1) UL 122

    1 Figures in square brackets refer to the bibliography.

    –     video cameras and video monitors;

    –     household video games and flipper games;

    –    juke boxes;

    –    household electronic gaming and scoring machines;

    NOTE 2 Video games, flipper games and gaming machines and other amusement games for commercial use are covered by IEC 60335-2-82 [6] UL 22

    –     teletext equipment;

    –     record and optical disc players;

    –     tape and optical disc recorders;

    –     antenna signal converters and amplifiers;

    –     satellite receiver antenna positioners;

    NOTE 2A UHF and VHF antenna rotators are covered by UL 150

    –    Citizen's Band apparatus;

    –    apparatus for IMAGERY;

    –    electronic light effect apparatus;

    –    apparatus for use in alarm systems;

    NOTE 2B Includes cameras, stop motion recorders and the like used in alarm systems. This Standard does not cover the investigation of the actual alarm system.

    –    intercommunication apparatus, using low voltage MAINS as the transmission medium;

    –    cable head-end receivers;

    –    multimedia apparatus;

    NOTE 3 The requirements of IEC 60950 UL 60950-1 may also be used to meet the requirements for safety of multi media apparatus (see also IEC Guide 112 [16])

    –     professional general use amplifiers, record or disc players, tape players, recorders, and public address systems;

    –     professional sound/video systems.

    NOTE 4 The requirements of UL 1419 may also be used to meet the requirements for safety of PROFESSIONAL APPARATUS.

    –     electronic flash apparatus for photographic purposes (see Annex l) are covered by UL 122

    MAINS connected apparatus covered by this standard is intended for installation in compliance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

    1.1.1 revised January 25, 2012

    1.1.2 This standard applies to apparatus with a RATED SUPPLY VOLTAGE not exceeding

    –    250 V a.c. single phase or d.c. supply;

    –    433 V a.c. in the case of apparatus for connection to a supply other than single-phase.

    1.1.3 This standard applies to apparatus for use at altitudes not exceeding 2 000 m above sea level, primarily in dry locations and in regions with moderate or tropical climates.

    For apparatus with protection against splashing water intended for outdoor use, additional requirements are given in annex a.

    For apparatus to be connected to TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS, additional requirements are given in annex b.

    For apparatus intended to be used in vehicles, ships or aircraft, or at altitudes exceeding 2 000 m above sea level, additional requirements may be necessary.

    NOTE See table A.2 of IEC 60664-1.

    Requirements, additional to those specified in this standard, may be necessary for apparatus intended for special conditions of use.

    1.1.4 For apparatus designed to be fed from the MAINS, this standard applies to apparatus intended to be connected to a MAINS supply with transient overvoltages not exceeding overvoltage category II according to IEC 60664-1.

    For apparatus subject to transient overvoltages exceeding those for overvoltage category II, additional protection may be necessary in the MAINS supply of the apparatus.

    1.1.5 Certain apparatus covered by the requirements in this standard are also required to comply with applicable requirements in other appropriate standards because of their intended end use applications or environmental conditions.

    1.1.6 Audio and video apparatus with nonmetallic enclosures, intended to be installed in air-handling spaces shall additionally comply with the requirements in UL 2043.

    NOTE Apparatus such as dome cameras and public address system speakers having nonmetallic enclosures that extend inside the air-handling space after installation are subject to this requirement.

    1.1.6 added January 25, 2012

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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
    • UL Preface
    • UL Foreword
    • Deviations
    • IEC Foreword
    • IEC Introduction
        • 1 General
          • 1.1 Scope
          • 1.2 Normative references
        • 2 Definitions
          • 2.1 Definitions in alphabetical order
          • 2.2 Types of apparatus
          • 2.3 Ratings and electrical values
          • 2.4 Supply and external connections
          • 2.5 Signals, sources, loads
          • 2.6 Protection against electric shock, insulations
          • 2.7 Components
          • 2.8 Miscellaneous
        • 3 General requirements
        • 4 General test conditions
          • 4.1 Conduct of tests
          • 4.2 Normal operating conditions
          • 4.3 Fault conditions
        • 5 Marking and instructions
          • 5.1 Identification and supply ratings
          • 5.2 TERMINALS
          • 5.3 Caution marking
          • 5.4 Instructions
        • 6 Hazardous radiations
          • 6.1 Ionizing radiation
          • 6.2 Laser radiation
        • 7 Heating under normal operating conditions
          • 7.1 General
          • 7.2 Heat resistance of insulating material
        • 8 Constructional requirements with regard to the protection against electric shock
          • 8.17 Requirements for insulated winding wires for use without additional interleaved insulation
          • 8.18 Endurance test for wound components with insulated winding wires without additional interleaved insulation
          • 8.19 Disconnection from the MAINS
          • 8.22 Test specifications of non-separable thin sheet material
        • 9 Electric shock hazard under normal operating conditions
          • 9.1 Testing on the outside
          • 9.2 Removal of protective covers
        • 10 Insulation requirements
          • 10.1 Surge test
          • 10.2 Humidity treatment
          • 10.3 Insulation resistance and dielectric strength
        • 11 Fault conditions
          • 11.1 Electric shock hazard
          • 11.2 Heating
        • 12 Mechanical strength
          • 12.1 Complete apparatus
          • 12.2 Fixing of actuating elements
          • 12.3 REMOTE CONTROL devices held in hand
          • 12.4 Drawers
          • 12.5 Antenna coaxial sockets mounted on the apparatus
          • 12.6 Telescoping or rod antennas
          • 12.7 Wall or ceiling mounting means
          • 12.8 Adhesives
          • 13.1 General
          • 13.2 Determination of WORKING VOLTAGE
          • 13.3 CLEARANCES
          • 13.4 CREEPAGE DISTANCES
          • 13.5 PRINTED BOARDS
          • 13.6 Jointed insulation
          • 13.7 Enclosed and sealed parts
        • 14 Components
          • 14.1 Resistors
          • 14.2 Capacitors and RC-units
          • 14.3 Inductors and windings
          • 14.4 High voltage components and assemblies
          • 14.5 Protective devices
          • 14.6 Switches
          • 14.7 SAFETY INTERLOCKS
          • 14.8 Voltage setting devices and the like
          • 14.9 Motors
          • 14.10 Batteries
          • 14.11 Optocouplers
          • 14.12 Surge suppression varistors
        • 15 TERMINALS
          • 15.1 Plugs and sockets
          • 15.2 Provisions for protective earthing
          • 15.3 TERMINALS for external flexible cords and for permanent connection to the MAINS supply
          • 15.4 Devices forming a part of the MAINS plug
        • 16 External flexible cords
        • 17 Electrical connections and mechanical fixings
        • 18 Mechanical strength of picture tubes and protection against the effects of implosion
          • 18.1 General
          • 18.2 Non-intrinsically protected picture tubes
        • 19 Stability and mechanical hazards
          • 19.1 Test at 10° to the horizontal
          • 19.2 Vertical force test
          • 19.3 Horizontal force test
          • 19.4 Test of edges and corners
          • 19.5 Mechanical strength of glass
          • 19.6 Wall or ceiling or equipment rack mounting means
        • 20 Resistance to fire
          • 20.1 Electrical components and mechanical parts
          • 20.2 FIRE ENCLOSURE
    • Annex A (normative)Additional requirements for apparatus for outdoor use and wet locations
    • Annex B DU(normative)Apparatus to be connected to the TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS
    • Annex C (normative) Band-pass filter for wide-band noise measurement (Extract from IEC 60268-1)
    • Annex D DR(normative) Measuring network for TOUCH CURRENTS
    • Annex E(normative)Measurement of CLEARANCES and CREEPAGE DISTANCES
    • Annex F(normative)Table of electrochemical potentials
    •  DU
    • Annex H(normative)Insulated winding wires for use without interleaved insulation(see )
    • Annex I  DU(normative) Safety requirements for coin/button cell batteries
    • Annex J(normative)Alternative method for determining minimum CLEARANCES
    • Annex K(normative)Impulse test generators(see and annex , )
    •  DU
    • Annex M(informative)Examples of requirements for quality control programmes
    • Annex N(informative)ROUTINE TESTS
    • Annex P(informative) Bibliography
    • Annex Q  DU(normative) Safety requirements for video apparatus for use in health care facilities
    • Annex R  DU(normative) Safety requirements for undercabinet apparatus
    • Annex S  DU(normative) Safety requirements for in-wall mounted apparatus
    • Annex T  DU(normative) Safety requirements for apparatus with projection lamps
    • Annex U  DU(normative) Safety requirements for permanently connected apparatus
    • Annex V  DU(normative) Safety requirements for carts, stands, and similar apparatus for use with specific apparatus covered by this standard
    • Annex W  DU(informative) A 0,02-ohm shunt for use in the peak inrush-current measurement described in
    • Annex X  DU(normative) Manufacturing and production-line tests and verifications
    • Annex Y  DC(normative) Standards for components
    • Annex Z DE (informative)Index