UL Releases Ninth Edition of UL 484 Standard for Room Air Conditioners

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has released a revision of UL 484, the standard for room air conditioners. The revisions include the addition of supplement for requirements for alternative path for electronic controls, as well as revisions to requirements regarding flammable refrigerants. The 9th edition can be purchased on the UL website.


“1.1 These requirements cover room air conditioners rated not more than 600 volts alternating current (ac) and intended for installation in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

1.2 For the purposes of this standard, room air conditioners include packaged terminal air conditioners, special purpose air conditioners, and recreational vehicle air conditioners. They are factory-made encased assemblies designed as a unit primarily to provide free delivery of conditioned air to an enclosed space, room, or zone. This equipment is intended for installation in a window, through a wall, or as a console located in or adjacent to the room, zone, or space to be conditioned. These units employ hermetic refrigerant motor-compressors with factory-charged refrigeration systems and include means for circulating air. They may also have provision for heating and ventilation.

1.3 With regard to 1.2, a console or in-wall type air conditioner may additionally serve a single adjacent room. Such units employ cabinet or enclosure constructions permitting attachment of an air discharge adapter or duct which extends into the adjacent room. Recreational vehicle air conditioners may also employ a limited amount of ductwork.

1.4 These requirements do not cover equipment intended for connection to duct systems for the purpose of providing central cooling, heating, or both.”

*Description from the UL website

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One Response

  1. RK Varma

    Some labs say there is no need for a constant water flow of 10L+-5% to maintain a Pressure of 5 PSI constant. How can you maintain a constant Pressure. Other standards call for a constant flow of water.


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