Electromagnetic Interference Filters
standard published 06/30/1998 by Underwriters Laboratories
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1.1 These requirements cover electromagnetic interference (EMI) filters installed on, or connected to, 600 V or lower potential circuits and installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code.
1.2 These requirements cover filters used to attenuate unwanted radio-frequency signals (such as noise or interference) generated from electromagnetic sources. These filters consist of capacitors and inductors used alone or in combination with each other and may be provided with resistors.
1.3 These requirements cover facility filters, cord-connected filters, direct plug-in filters, and appliance filters.
1.4 These requirements do not cover transient-voltage surge suppressors (that is, devices for repeated limiting of voltage surges on power circuits such as thyrectors, metal oxide varistors, and spark-gaps). These requirements also do not cover EMI filters for outdoor use.
1.5 These requirements do not cover direct plug-in products and cord-connected products provided with more than two receptacles. A direct plug-in product employing more than two receptacles and having an EMI filter is investigated under the requirements for current taps in the Standard for Attachment Plugs and Receptacles, UL 498. A cord-connected product employing more than two receptacles and having an EMI filter is investigated under the requirements for temporary power taps. The EMI filter part of these products would be investigated to determine compliance with the requirements in this standard in so far as they apply.
1.6 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons shall be evaluated using the appropriate additional component and end-product requirements as determined necessary to maintain the acceptable level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard cannot be judged to comply with this standard. Where considered appropriate, revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.
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