Eaton offers UL508A information database

By Control Engineering Staff November 2, 2006

Since April, there has been increased scrutiny for full compliance with NEC Article 409 and UL508A SCCR (short-circuit current rating) requirements to help prevent misapplication of control products and related equipment, suggests Eaton Corp . OEMs and others need to discover mistakes to ensure safety and prevent Underwriters Laboratories (UL) re-inspection, which could cost several thousand dollars. Eaton’s electrical business has taken special steps and made a significant investment to help customers achieve full compliance with what it calls the “largest database of tested product combinations,” offering over 5,000 combinations.

Eaton is also taking steps to educate customers and original equipment manufacturers on the standard via an online tutorial, access to online Knowledge Centers, and custom training at customer facilities.

Click here for more on Eaton’s UL508A Webinar

Also read, from Control Engineering , ” 1st online software calculates UL508A short-circuit current rating “

Click here to register and view a Control Engineering , Schneider Electric, and UL webcast, “Understanding the Impact of UL 508A.”

For a Plant Engineering and Cooper Bussman webcast on UL508A, click here .

— Edited by Mark T. Hoske ,editor in chief , Control Engineering