Why Use UL Listed Power Cables
Underwriters Laboratory (UL) is the standard for safety and compliance. Underwriters Laboratory identifies a product that is certified for conformity and tested for quality.
The UL Listing certifies that PDU Cables equipment, materials and processes meet the standards and safety to provide assurance that its branch circuit power whips are safe for Data Center use.
The UL listing mark is one of the most recognized, accepted and trusted symbols in the world. It means that a not-for-profit, independent laboratory has tested samples of products to safety requirements and conducts periodic checks of manufacturers' facilities. It is your assurance that steps have been taken in the interest of safety.
Safety, quality, efficiency, reduced costs and consumer confidence are some of the other benefits of UL certification.
The UL Listing is proof that you are getting the best value for your money.
PDU Cables meets all requirements of UL to assure the electrical inspector that the cables will meet the stringent UL Standards and not cause electrical hazards in your mission critical facility.
All cables are manufactured with UL Listed components and are then certified as a complete UL Listed Assembly.
PDU Cables tests 100% of all power cable assemblies for:
Why test power cable assemblies:
Required for UL Listing
Eliminate the possibility of power cable failure at start up
Ensure power cable performance under load
Guarantee power cable is free of manufacturing or component defects
Document test results as part of power cable process controls
Conforming to wiring assembly #478, manufactured with UL Listed components and certified as a complete UL Listed assembly, PDU Cables deliver an important labor savings benefit that the UL Listing provides, under the National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 350.30 (A) is that PDU Cables' power distribution cables do NOT have to be securely fastened in place every 4.5 feet - expediting cable installation and integration.
For more information on the National Electrical Code (NEC) Article 645.5
Industry best practices suggest that all cables should be pre-tested prior to installation. Once installed, it is much harder to test and identify problems. For power cables, purchasing pre-fabricated UL Listed 100% tested cables is easiest and most convenient.
You'd hate to put the cable under load during a power cutover and have a receptacle fail unexpectedly.