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4097978023 - Presentation to IPC/EMA Helpful tips for using...

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Presentation to IPC/EMA Helpful tips for using components in end-products that require regulatory/safety compliance May 24, 2006
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Two Main Points • Know your standard/category • Chose the correct components (do your homework)
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Component Selection – why so important? • Component selection is not always done well during product development • Component requirements are different from end- product requirements. • The ECO process as relates to component substitution does not always include review for required certification(s)
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What we are going to cover… • Background of Components in end-products • Tips for finding recognized components • Tips for selecting recognized components • Tips for incorporating recognized components • Tips for avoiding factory inspection variation notices (VN’s) relative to recognized components
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Listed Products Defined •L i s t i n g – Listed products are generally end-use products which are complete in their construction and do not have conditions for use place on them. – Listed products are evaluated per one or more UL standards for safety – The UL Listing Mark (widely known ‘UL in a circle’) denotes a Listed product – Listed products usually have the traditional quarterly factory inspections.
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Components in end-products • A key principle of end-product safety certifications: components which have already been certified per a UL safety standard do not need a complete* separate evaluation during the end-product certification project. • Without this system, most end-product certifications would be cost and time prohibitive * We will explain why limited evaluation may be required
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“Safety” Critical Components Defined • Essential for the safety of a product. Incorrect substitution or misapplication of these comprises the end product certification. • Specified in the UL report. If a component is in the report, it is a safety critical component.
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Recognized Components Defined • Recognition, a.k.a. component recognition – R/C = UL Recognized Component – This certification is generally incomplete , and is conditional
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