UL Standard for Safety Speakers for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories
|Publication Date:||28 January 2016|
These requirements apply to speakers, rated at 300 V or less, for fire alarm and signaling systems and intended for indoor and/or outdoor installation:
a) In Canada, in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations; and with CAN/ULC S524, Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems.
Note: Refer to CAN/ULC-S525, Standard for Audible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm Systems, Including Accessories, for requirements pertaining to audible signaling devices.
b) In the United States, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, NFPA 72.
These requirements apply to speakers for use in ordinary (non-hazardous or non-corrosive) indoor locations and outdoor locations.
This Standard also covers protective covers and other accessories used with speakers.
Speakers for use in hazardous or corrosive locations shall comply with the requirements of this Standard and the applicable requirements
a) In Canada, CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, with respect to the location hazard;
b) In the United States, the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
Note: In the United States, general signaling appliances are covered by UL 464A.
Each product or device referred to as a speaker in this Standard is a speaker assembly suitable for separate installation as a component of a fire alarm system. 1.6 A supplementary visual signal, incorporated as part of Speaker which is intended for fire alarm application shall comply with the requirements of this Standard and the applicable requirements of: a) In Canada, CAN/ULC-S526, Standard for Visible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories;
b) In the United States, Standard for Visible Signaling Devices for Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems, Including Accessories, UL 1638, or Standard for Signaling Devices for the Hearing Impaired, UL 1971,
Speakers intended for use with fire alarm systems and having integral amplifiers shall comply with the requirements in this standard in addition to the requirements in Standard for Amplifiers for Fire Protective Signaling Systems, UL 1711, and CAN/ULC-S527, Standard for Control Units for Fire Alarm Systems.
Speakers intended for installations requiring a low frequency (520 Hz) notification to awaken sleeping persons shall also be evaluated to ULC-S527, Control Units for Fire Alarm Systems and/or Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864.
Speakers intended for use in air-handling spaces (plenums) shall comply with the requirements in this standard and the requirements in the Standards for Fire Test for Heat and Visible Smoke Release for Discrete Products and Their Accessories Installed in Air-Handling Spaces, UL 2043 and ULC ORD-C2043.
These requirements do not cover the following:
a) Speakers intended for personal or private consumer use;
b) Speakers which are intended for commercial or professional audio applications;
c) Speakers intended for security applications.