UL Standard for Safety Solid-State Controls for Appliances
|Publication Date:||30 April 2003|
These requirements cover component electronic controls intended to be factory installed on or in appliances and other utilization equipment rated 600 V or less, used in ordinary dry locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and that comply with the requirements for such appliances and equipment.
For a control covered by this standard, it is assumed that:
a) No voltage greater than 600 V above ground will be present in a control,
b) An isolation transformer, if provided, will generally furnish power at a lower potential than the primary voltage, and
c) The output of the control will not be located in a circuit operating at greater than 600 V above ground in the end-use product. If conditions other than these are provided, consideration shall be given to the need for additional requirements.
A control covered by this standard is a single device or a series of separate components with interconnecting wiring employing one or more input power and possibly signal ports, solid-state circuitry, and one or more output switching components to directly control all or a portion of the end-use product load. Included are controls that respond directly or indirectly to changes in temperature, humidity, or pressure to affect operation of an appliance, function as an electronic timer, or electronically store or process information by virtue of a memory system.
These requirements cover controls intended for connection only to a low-voltage circuit of limited power supplied by a primary battery or by a Class 2 transformer, where a failure of such a control would result a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons in the end-use product.
These requirements do not cover a control intended for installation in or on refrigeration or air conditioning equipment that is used in industrial applications or in hazardous locations as defined in the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70. Such equipment is covered in the Standard for Temperature- Indicating and -Regulating Equipment, UL 873. Compliance with the Standard for Automatic Electrical Controls for Household and Similar Use, Part 1: General Requirements, UL 60730-1, and/or the applicable Part 2 standard from the UL 60730 series fulfills these requirements.
These requirements do not cover controls for use where exposed to oil, grease vapors, lint, other contaminants, or high humidity in the end application.
These requirements address the potential risks unique to the electronic nature of a control. Equipment or components employing an electronic feature shall also comply with the basic requirements contained in the applicable end-product or component standard. These requirements are intended to supplement applicable end-product or component standards and are not intended to serve as the sole basis for investigating all risks associated with a control. For example, requirements for the means of enclosing live parts, mechanical assembly of components, corrosion protection, use of polymeric materials, evaluation of internal wiring and connections within the control, calibration, and similar requirements, are not included in this standard.