UL 60950-1

Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements

UL 60950-1

1.1 Scope

1.1.1 Equipment covered by this standard

This standard is applicable to mains-powered or battery-powered information technology equipment, including electrical business equipment and associated equipment, with a RATED VOLTAGE not exceeding 600 V and designed to be installed in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, CSA C22.1; CSA C22.2 No. 0; the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70; and the National Electrical Safety Code, IEEE C2.The standard is also applicable to equipment, unless otherwise identified by a marking or instructions, designed to be installed in accordance with Article 645 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and the Standard for the Protection of Electronic Computer Data-Processing Equipment, NFPA 75.See annex nae for examples of and references to regulatory requirements that may apply to this equipment.This standard is also applicable to such information technology equipment:

-    designed for use as telecommunication terminal equipment and TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK infrastructure equipment, regardless of the source of power;

-    designed and intended to be connected directly to, or used as infrastructure equipment in, a CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, regardless of the source of power;

-    designed to use the AC MAINS SUPPLY as a communication transmission medium (see note 4 of clause 6 and note 3 of clause 7).

This standard specifies requirements intended to reduce risks of fire, electric shock or injury for the OPERATOR and layman who may come into contact with the equipment and, where specifically stated, for a SERVICE PERSON.This standard is intended to reduce such risks with respect to installed equipment, whether it consists of a system of interconnected units or independent units, subject to installing, operating and maintaining the equipment in the manner prescribed by the manufacturer.Examples of equipment which is in the scope of this standard are:
Generic product typeSpecific example of generic type
banking equipmentmonetary processing machines including automated teller (cash dispensing) machines (ATM)
data and text processing machines and associated equipmentdata preparation equipment, data processing equipment, data storage equipment, personal computers, plotters, printers, scanners, text processing equipment, visual display units
data network equipmentbridges, data circuit terminating equipment, data terminal equipment, routers
electrical and electronic retail equipmentcash registers, point of sale terminals including associated electronic scales
electrical and electronic office machinescalculators, copying machines, dictation equipment, document shredding machines, duplicators, erasers, micrographic office equipment, motor-operated files, paper trimmers (punchers, cutting machines, separators), paper jogging machines, pencil sharpeners, staplers, typewriters
other IT equipmentphotoprinting equipment, public information terminals, multimedia equipment
postage equipmentmail processing machines, postage machines
telecommunication network infrastructure equipmentbilling equipment, multiplexers, network powering equipment, network terminating equipment, radio basestations, repeaters, transmission equipment, telecommunication switching equipment
telecommunication terminal equipmentfacsimile equipment, key telephone systems, modems, PABX's, pagers, telephone answering machines, telephone sets (wired and wireless)
NOTE The requirements of IEC 60065 may also be used to meet safety requirements for multimedia equipment. See IEC Guide 112, Guide on the safety of multimedia equipment. A list of informative references is given in annex q: "Bibliography".This list is not intended to be comprehensive, and equipment that is not listed is not necessarily excluded from the scope.Equipment complying with the relevant requirements in this standard is considered suitable for use with process control equipment, automatic test equipment and similar systems requiring information processing facilities. However, this standard does not include requirements for performance or functional characteristics of equipment.

1.1.2 Additional requirements

Requirements additional to those specified in this standard may be necessary for:

-    equipment intended for operation in special environments (for example, extremes of temperature; excessive dust, moisture or vibration; flammable gases; and corrosive or explosive atmospheres);

-    electromedical applications with physical connections to the patient;

-    equipment intended to be used in vehicles, on board ships or aircraft, in tropical countries, or at altitudes greater than 2 000 m;

-    equipment intended for use where ingress of water is possible; for guidance on such requirements and on relevant testing, see annex t.

NOTE Attention is drawn to the fact that authorities of some countries impose additional requirements.

1.1.3 Exclusions

This standard does not apply to:

-    support equipment, such as air conditioning, fire detection or fire extinguishing systems;

-    power supply systems which are not an integral part of the equipment, such as motor-generator sets, battery backup systems and transformers;

-    building installation wiring;

-    devices requiring no electric power.