New Edition of UL 1778 Published

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity, but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.  Earl Wilson

A new edition has been published by UL for UL 1778. UL 1778 is “applicable to movable, stationary, fixed, and built-in UPS for distribution systems up to 600 V a.c. This equipment is designed to be installed in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA C22.1, or the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, and, unless otherwise identified, the Standard for the Protection of Electronic Computer Data-Processing Equipment, ANSI/NFPA 75.” The update is available for purchase on the UL website.

Description *

“This Standard is intended to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons from installed equipment, both as a single unit or as a system of interconnected units, subject to installing, operating, and maintaining the equipment in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer.

In addition to the requirements in this Standard, a UPS is to comply with the UPS-relevant requirements of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1/UL 60950-1, second edition, Information Technology Equipment – Safety -Part 1: General requirements (RD), as applicable for the country where the product will be used. Wherever there is a conflict between the requirements of this Standard and the RD, the requirements of this Standard will prevail.

Engine-driven d.c. power generators intended to provide backup power for the battery supply circuit of UPS units are investigated for compliance with the requirements of UL 2200, and CSA C22.2 No. 100.UPS that employ hospital grade components identified by the markings “Hospital Only”, “Hospital Grade”, or a green dot on the BODY of the component, or otherwise implying suitability for medical use, are evaluated to the requirements of this Standard and CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60601-1/UL 60601-1.

Requirements additional to those specified in this Standard may be necessary for equipment intended for use where ingress of water is possible; for guidance on such requirements and on relevant testing, see Annex lll and Annex T/RD.”

*Description from the UL website