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Mike Sokol

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UL 101 documentation costs
« on: September 22, 2018, 06:57:57 pm »

Holy crap...!!! I was thinking about buying the official UL 101 standard "Leakage Currents for Appliances" for one of the projects I'm working on, but I'm having a hard time swallowing $631 for a pdf that's 30 some pages long. Of course if you're a manufacturer that's not such a big deal. But I can't find any teacher or consultant rate, so I may have to bite the bullet at some point and pay full price. Yikes!



 
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Re: UL 101 documentation costs
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2018, 09:41:51 pm »

What a deal!  It could have been $25 per page....   



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Re: UL 101 documentation costs
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 12:54:48 am »

Been there done that... the UL standard for the cheap 3 light outlet testers was a few hundreds of dollars... (I don't recall the exact amount because I'm trying to forget it) and you can't quote from or share copies of it.

JR

PS: Not to mention that my tester covers things that the standard does not describe, so that would cost me even more money to get them to add new stuff to their standard. ::)
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Re: UL 101 documentation costs
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2018, 07:05:17 pm »

Been there done that... the UL standard for the cheap 3 light outlet testers was a few hundreds of dollars... (I don't recall the exact amount because I'm trying to forget it) and you can't quote from or share copies of it.

I understand that sales from UL documentation helps pay for future studies and testing, but the prices they charge aren't conducive to increasing the general knowledge of things like electrical safety. Note that the NEC isn't exactly cheap at $90 or so for a code book. But there's also a free online version of the National Electrical Code that private citizens can access if they create a free login account.   
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Re: UL 101 documentation costs
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2018, 08:34:44 pm »

Not to repeat myself but I walked away from my "already working" outlet tester product because I was apprehensive about the likely cost of "negotiating" specifications with UL... I have a slightly used copy of s.1436 I could sell you at a deep discount from the several hundreds, but that is probably not allowed either.

BTW they are friendly but pretty much have a corner on the agency approval business...

I hear hookers are friendly too (if you pay them well).  ::)

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