UL Standard for Safety Furniture Power Distribution Units
|Publication Date:||22 February 2016|
These requirements cover indoor use cord and plug connected furniture power distribution units (FPDU) rated 250 V AC or less and 20 Amperes or less. FPDU's are for fixed mounting to furnishings as a power supply connection for cord and plug connected electrical utilization equipment in accordance with the National Electric Code, NFPA 70.
A cord and plug connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets and provided with a Luminaire is covered under the Standard for Portable Electric Luminaires, UL 153.
A cord and plug connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets that employs an electromagnetic interference filter is covered under the Standard for Electromagnetic Interference Filters, UL 1283.
A cord and plug connected product as described in 1.1 with less than three receptacle outlets that employs a surge protective device (SPD) is covered under the Standard for Surge Protective Devices, UL 1449.
A cord and plug connected product as described in 1.1 that employs ground-fault protection is covered under the requirements for portable GFCIs in the Standard for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters, UL 943.
This standard does not cover FPDU's intended for use with medical equipment.
These requirements cover FPDU's provided with isolated secondary circuits.
These requirements cover FPDU's provided with batteries located in isolated secondary circuits.
A product that has a battery backup feature or other uninterruptible power supply equipment located in the Primary Circuit shall comply with the applicable requirements in the Standard for Uninterruptible Power Supply Equipment, UL 1778.
A FPDU with three or more receptacle outlets may employ a Light Emitting Diode (LED) Luminaire.