Standard: 111 BULLETIN

OUTLINE OF INVESTIGATION FOR MULTIOUTLET ASSEMBLIES

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Scope:

These requirements cover Multioutlet Assemblies and factory assembled wiring kits for installation in Multioutlet Assemblies. Multioutlet Assemblies consist of a raceway, multiple outlet wiring devices that provide power for connection of utilization equipment. Multioutlet Assemblies are intended for use in dry locations, other than hazardous (classified) in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, CSA C22.1 for Canada and the National Electrical Code®, NFPA 70®a. Multioutlet Assemblies are intended to be connected to branch circuits operating at potentials not exceeding 1000 volts between conductors, frequencies between 50 – 400 Hz and DC (Direct Current) circuits.

a NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code and NEC® are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA.

Multioutlet Assemblies are intended to be permanently wired. In Canada Multioutlet Assemblies installed as a “pole-type” are permitted to be installed with cord and plug connection.

Except as noted in 1.2 general purpose cord and plug connected outlet assemblies are covered by the following standards: Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords, CSA-C22.2 No. 21 for Canada, Relocatable Power Taps, UL 1363, or the Standard for Furniture Power Distribution Units, UL 962A, for the US.

Multioutlet Assemblies may be provided with fuses or other supplementary overcurrent protection, switches, suppression components, EMI filters, LED drivers, luminaires, ballasts, motors, control circuits, transformers, relays, indicator lights and other similar equipment.

A Multioutlet Assembly may be provided with channels for additional power circuits, control circuits, power limited circuits and communication circuit wiring for audio, video and data.

These requirements do not cover surface metal raceways or surface nonmetallic raceways. Surface raceways are evaluated to the following Standards; Surface Raceway Systems, CSA C22.2 No. 62 for Canada, Surface Metal Raceways and Fittings, UL 5 for the US, Nonmetallic Surface Raceways and Fittings, CSA-C22.2 No. 62.1 for Canada, and Nonmetallic Surface Raceways and Fittings, UL 5A for the US.

For the US this standard does not cover assemblies that only incorporate receptacles of the GFCI type. These assemblies are covered by the Standard for Ground-fault Circuit-Interrupters, UL 943.

 

Organization: UL
Document Number: 111 bulletin
Publish Date: 2015-11-18
Page Count: 108
Change Type: BULL
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
111 BULLETIN Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2014-06-18 Status: INAC
111 BULLETIN Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2013-12-20 Status: INAC
111 BULLETIN Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2012-05-04 Status: INAC

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