All of our parts are made with the highest quality standards in mind, and we pride ourselves on our service and giving you the best possible experience. We understand that you and your clients have very specific needs, and we are happy to provide any information you need. If you have questions about materials or manufacturing, or require a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), please call for more information at 310-318-2491. Here are some commonly asked questions about some other industry standards and guidelines that you may find helpful:
What is ETL?
You are probably familiar with Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Many of our parts are in fact UL listed. Meanwhile, others may be ETL listed. So how is ETL different than UL? An ETL Listed mark indicates that the product has been tested to North American product safety standards by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). A NRTL is an independent laboratory recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Like the UL mark, ETL is recognized and readily accepted by manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). This certification demonstrates compliance with widely accepted safety standards and periodic follow-up inspections. UL is the most widely recognized testing certification in the US, but ETL is equally as accepted. We even have others that are CSA approved. A CSA listing is a Canadian certification, which also adheres to the same electrical standards and testing procedures. See links for more information on each: ETL, UL, CSA)
What are ADA guidelines?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set forth a series of accessibility standards to accommodate persons with physical handicaps in varying capacities in the areas of employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. Click here for more information on ADA compliance in functional hardware applications.
What are Hospital Grade Receptacles?
Hospital Grade receptacles are required for use in critical care locations and are tested to higher standards of grounding reliability with greater impact resistance and durability. We offer hospital grade receptacles as a custom option on many of our power grommets. Click here for more information and a listing of available models.