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Standard 1838, Edition 3

Standard for Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems

UL CSDS Proposal
Standard 1838, Edition 3 Edition Date: October 07, 2009
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Subject 1838

Bulletin Dated: October 7, 2009

SUMMARY OF TOPICS

The following changes in requirements to the Standard for Low Voltage Landscape Lighting Systems, UL 1838, are being proposed for preliminary review and comment only:

1. For Preliminary Review Only: Revise definition of "Pure DC," relative to electric shock

2. For Preliminary Review Only: Revise fire indicator material for abnormal tests to correlate with UL and CSA standards

3. For Preliminary Review Only: Revise Gasket Adhesion Test to correlate with UL 1598 changes

4. For Preliminary Review Only: Add requirements for Class 2 power units

5. For Preliminary Review Only: Reduced low voltage cable sizes for connection to Class 2 power units

6. For Preliminary Review Only: Waiver of insulation piercing terminal temperature test for Class 2 power units

7. For Preliminary Review Only: Revise Temperature Test Table to reflect absolute temperature limits

8. For Preliminary Review Only: Increase surface temperature limits for power units

9. For Preliminary Review Only: Revise tests on knockouts to correlate with other UL standards

10. For Preliminary Review Only: Relocate weather test sequence for gasketed power units

11. For Preliminary Review Only: Expand power supply connection options for direct plug-in power units

12. For Preliminary Review Only: Revise Overload Test Flow Chart in Figure 29.1

13. For Preliminary Review Only: Miscellaneous editorial revisions

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