UL listing

Scott Johnston jot at MIT.EDU
Thu Jun 17 16:19:43 EDT 2010


This device would be powered from the mains. After all, it is essentially a
glorified plug-strip.

-Scott

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 3:38 PM, Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at gmail.com>wrote:

> UL applies when there is mains power.
> With Nanote, if the power supply for charging is UL or CSA
> certified, that is the only safety requirement.
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> Ron K. Jeffries
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> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 12:32, Daniel Clark <dclark at pobox.com> wrote:
> > My friend Scott is interested in designing a remote control power
> > device that would be under a libre license.
> >
> > My company would then seek to have the device manufactured in some
> quantity.
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> > (This was a result of looking for and not finding any free software
> > friendly remote control power devices on the market, or pretty much
> > anything except one really sketchy device on the low end.)
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> > These devices are used for out-of-band-management of servers in
> > co-location facilities, server rooms etc. Used in combination with
> > libre firmware that allows everything to do be done via a serial port,
> > and correct OS setup to do the same, you can have near "being there"
> > equivalence.
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> > The question of UL listing has come up, and I'd like to know if anyone
> > on the list could speak to that.
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> > Specifically:
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> > Do we need it at all?
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> > Can we get around it (eg a kit form with two or three easy to put
> > together pieces)?
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> > Has anyone gone through the process, and if so could you tell us what
> > your estimated expenses to get the certification were?
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> > I have web searched for this but haven't found any useful references,
> > so if you just have useful URLs that would help a lot :-)
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> > Thanks,
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