UL 859
Standard for Household Electric Personal Grooming Appliances

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Edition Number:11SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2012-06-20DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2016-12-07
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover electric personal grooming appliances intended for household use, such as hair curlers and dryers, combs, brushes, and similar appliances to be used in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.2 These requirements do not cover appliances rated more than 250 volts nor appliances covered in the following Standards for Safety:

    a)    The Standard for Medical Electrical Equipment, Part 1: General Requirements for Safety, UL 60601-1;

    b)    The Standard for Personal Hygiene and Health Care Appliances, UL 1431;

    c)    The Standard for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances, Part 2: Particular Requirements for Shavers, Hair Clippers, and Similar Appliances, UL 60335-2-8;

    d)    The Standard for Motor-Operated Massage and Exercise Machines, UL 1647;

    e)    The Standard for Electric Heating Pads, UL 130; and

    f)    The Standard for Commercial Electric Personal Grooming Appliances, UL 1727.

  • 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
          • 5 Glossary
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 6 General
          • 7 Hair Dryer Immersion Protection
          • 8 Frame and Enclosure
            • 8.1 General
            • 8.2 Polymeric enclosures and parts
            • 8.3 Metal enclosures
            • 8.4 Corrosion resistance
            • 8.5 Accessibility of live parts
            • 8.6 Doors and covers
          • 9 Reduction of Risk of Injury to Persons
            • 9.1 General
            • 9.2 Appliances with reservoirs
            • 9.3 Wax depilatory appliances
          • 10 Mechanical Assembly
          • 11 Stability
          • 12 Hanging and Mounting Means
          • 13 Supply Connections
            • 13.1 Permanently-connected appliances
            • 13.2 Wiring terminals
            • 13.3 Cord-connected appliances
            • 13.4 Strain relief
            • 13.5 Bushings
            • 13.6 Direct plug-in appliances
          • 14 Live Parts
          • 15 Reservoirs
          • 16 Internal Wiring
          • 17 Heating Element
          • 18 Electrical Insulation
            • 18.1 General
            • 18.2 Film-coated wire (magnet wire)
          • 19 Thermal Insulation
          • 20 Overcurrent Protection
          • 21 Thermal Cutoffs (Fusible Links)
          • 22 Lampholders and Receptacles
          • 23 Switches
            • 23.1 General
            • 23.2 Dual-voltage selector
          • 24 Automatic Controls and Control Circuits
            • 24.1 General
            • 24.2 Electromechanical and electronic controls
          • 25 Controls – End Product Test Parameters
            • 25.1 General
            • 25.2 Auxiliary controls
            • 25.3 Electronic Operating controls (regulating controls)
            • 25.4 Electronic Protective controls (limiting controls)
          • 26 Spacings
            • 26.1 General
            • 26.2 Spacings on printed wiring boards
          • 27 Grounding
          • 28 Motors
            • 28.1 Construction
            • 28.2 Brush wear-out
            • 28.3 Overload protection
            • 28.4 Insulation systems
          • 29 Transformers
          • 30 Batteries and Battery Chargers
          • 31 Capacitors
          • 32 Light Sources and Associated Components
          • 33 Ionization Circuits
          • 33A Button or Coin Cell Batteries of Lithium Technologies
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 34 General
          • 35 Strength of Enclosure Test
          • 36 Tip-Over Test
          • 37 Stability Test
          • 38 Leakage Current Test
          • 39 Leakage Current Test Following Humidity Conditioning
          • 40 Immersion Protection Trip Time Measurement Test
            • 40.1 As-received hair dryers
            • 40.2 Conditioned hair dryers
          • 41 Dew Point Humidity Test
          • 42 Conductive Coating Test
            • 42.1 General
            • 42.2 Thermal cycling
            • 42.3 Limited thermal aging
            • 42.4 Short term aging
            • 42.5 Humidity conditioning
          • 43 Power Input Test
          • 44 Normal Temperature Test
            • 44.1 All appliances
            • 44.2 Wax depilatory appliances
            • 44.3 Heated air curling irons and brushes
            • 44.4 Hair-drying appliances
            • 44.5 Hand-supported hair dryers
          • 45 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 46 Abnormal Operation Tests
            • 46.1 General
            • 46.2 Hair dryers – drape test
            • 46.3 Hair dryer locked rotor test
            • 46.4 Hand-supported hair dryers
            • 46.5 Dual-voltage appliances
            • 46.6 All appliances – short-circuit, stall tests
            • 46.7 Hair curler heater – short-circuit test
            • 46.8 Bonnet-type hair dryers – hair entanglement test
            • 46.9 Wax depilatory appliances
            • 46.10 Hair dryer immersion protective devices with convenience receptacles
            • 46.11 Appliances having an automatically-controlled preheat cycle
          • 47 Exposure to Moisture Test
          • 48 Strain Relief Test
          • 49 Cord Flexing Test
          • 50 Cord Flexing Test for Appliance Leakage-Current-Interrupter (ALCI)
          • 51 Test for Security of Swivel Assembly
          • 52 Swivel Endurance Test
          • 53 Hinge Endurance Test
          • 54 Test of Automatic Controls
            • 54.1 Overload
            • 54.2 Endurance
          • 55 Test of Thermal Cutoffs (Fusible Links)
          • 56 Motor Control Overload Test
          • 57 Grounding Continuity Test
          • 58 Test for Permanence of Cord Tag for Hand-Supported Hair-Drying Appliances
            • 58.1 General
            • 58.2 Test conditions
            • 58.3 Test method
          • 59 Mounting Means Strength Test
          • 60 Extended Operation Test
          • 61 Heating Element Endurance Test
          • 62 Test of Physical Properties of a Liquid Container, Seal, or Diaphragm
          • 63 Label Adhesion Test
          • 64 Flammability Test – Wax for Depilatory Appliances
          • 65 Additional Testing for Hand-Supported Grooming Appliances with a Detachable Power Supply Cord and for Hand-Supported Grooming Appliances with Detachable Parts Intended to be Disconnected From Power Under Load Conditions
          • 66 Thermoplastic Motor Insulation Systems
            • 66.1 General
            • 66.2 Abnormal conditioning
            • 66.3 Overload-burnout conditioning
            • 66.4 Thermal aging
          • 67 Ozone Test
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION-LINE TESTS
          • 68 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 69 Grounding Continuity Test
            • 69.1 Continuity of grounding connection
            • 69.2 Electrical indicating device
          • 70 Hair Dryer Power Input Test
        • RATINGS
          • 71 Details
        • MARKINGS
          • 72 Details
            • 72.1 General
            • 72.2 Body- or table-supported hood- or bonnet-type hair dryers
            • 72.3 Dual-voltage appliances
            • 72.4 Hand-supported hair-drying appliances
            • 72.5 Permanently-installed wall-mounted hair dryers
            • 72.6 Curling irons
            • 72.7 Direct plug-in appliances
            • 72.8 Wax depilatory appliances
            • 72.9 Appliances with GFCIs or similar protective devices
            • 72.10 Convenience receptacle of a hand-supported hair dryer immersion protective device
            • 72.11 Hand-supported appliances with detachable power supply cords
        • INSTRUCTION MANUALS
          • 73 General
          • 74 Instructions Pertaining to a Risk of Fire, Electric Shock, or Injury to Persons
          • 75 Installation Instructions
          • 76 Operating Instructions
          • 77 User-Maintenance Instructions
        • ELECTRODE-TYPE APPLIANCES
          • 78 General
          • 79 Construction
          • 80 Operation Test
          • 81 Leakage Current Test
          • 82 Disassembly and Reassembly
          • 83 Markings
          • 84 Operating Instructions
        • WALL-HUNG HAIR DRYERS
          • 85 Scope
          • 86 General
          • 87 Construction
          • 88 Performance
          • 89 Markings
          • 90 Use and Care Instructions
          • 91 Installation Instructions
    • HAIR DRYER ACCESSORIES