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What is UL 60335-2-218?


UL 60335-2-218 is a standard developed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for the safety of household and similar electrical appliances. This standard specifically focuses on the requirements for motor-operated handheld and transportable electric tools.

The Purpose of UL 60335-2-218

The main purpose of UL 60335-2-218 is to ensure that motor-operated handheld and transportable electric tools are safe for use by consumers and professionals. This standard sets out guidelines for the construction, marking, and testing of these tools to minimize the risk of electrical shock, fire, and other hazards associated with their use.

Key Requirements

UL 60335-2-218 specifies various requirements that manufacturers must adhere to when designing and producing motor-operated handheld and transportable electric tools. These requirements include:

Insulation and grounding

Protection against moisture and foreign objects

Protection against overloads and overheating

Ergonomic design considerations

Proper labeling and warning signs

Compliance and Certification

To demonstrate compliance with UL 60335-2-218, manufacturers need to undergo testing and evaluation of their products by UL or a recognized testing laboratory. If a product meets all the requirements of the standard, it can be certified as being safe for use and bear the UL mark.

Compliance with UL 60335-2-218 is not only important for manufacturers but also for consumers. By purchasing appliances that comply with this standard, consumers can have confidence in the safety and reliability of the tools they use in their everyday lives.


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