New UL 62275 Cable ties for electrical installations

New UL 62275
Cable ties for electrical installations
What is UL 62275?
• It replaces the current U.S. standard UL
1565 (Positioning Devices)
• It is based on the international standard
IEC 62275 (Cable Management SystemsCable Ties for Electrical Installations)
What is UL 62275?
• It is harmonized with Canadian standard
CSA C22.2 No. 62275 and Mexican
standard NMX-J-623-ANCE
• Establishes a scheme for standard type
classifications and performance ratings
Why the new UL 62275 standard?
• To support global standardization
• To reduce the number of separate
• To promote high value, consistent quality
and safe and efficient application
• To simplify product selection based on
standardized classifications and ratings
When does it take effect?
• Published February 12, 2010
• Manufacturers can comply with the
requirements now
• Completely replaces UL 1565 in February
How will I recognize a compliant
• New “Type” designations
• When tested by UL, the
Mark will be used, with appropriate Type
• Additional performance ratings
New UL 62275 “Types”
UL 62275 Markings
Where can I get more information?
– NEMA cable ties web page
– Future “What do I need to know now?” bulletins
– NEMA Application Guides
No. 1: Air-handling spaces
No. 2: Exposure to ultraviolet light
No. 3: Corrosive atmospheres
No. 4: Exposure to high or low temperatures
No. 5: Flammability and fire effects
No. 6: Mechanical properties
How will my customer know about
the new standard?
• Scheduled NEMA communications
• Cable tie manufacturer sales/marketing
• Public standards notifications
UL – Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
IEC – International Electrotechnical Commission
CSA – Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group)
ANCE – Association of Electrical Standards and Certification
NEMA – National Electrical Manufacturers Association
ANSI – American National Standards Institute
NEC – National Electrical Code
NFPA – National Fire Protection Association