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UL 6500: Audio/Video and Musical Instrument Apparatus for Household, Commercial, and Similar General Use


This International Standard applies to electronic apparatus designed to be fed from the MAINS or from a SUPPLY APPARATUS and intended for reception, generation, recording or reproduction respectively of audio, video and associated signals. It also applies to apparatus designed to be used exclusively in combination with the above mentioned apparatus. This standard concerns only safety aspects of the above apparatus; it does not concern other matters, such as style or performance. For above-mentioned apparatus, which are fed from a supply source other than the MAINS or from a SUPPLY APPARATUS, and which contain a LASER SYSTEM or produce an internal OPERATING VOLTAGE greater than 4000 V (peak), this standard applies as far as applicable. NOTE 1 - In Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, Rumania, South Africa, United States of America and United Kingdom this standard is, where relevant, used as a guide for the testing of battery operated apparatus. This standard applies to the above-mentioned apparatus, if it is designed to be connected to the TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK or similar network, for example by means of an integrated modem.

This standard applies to apparatus for use at altitudes not exceeding 2000 m above sea level, primarily in dry locations and in regions with moderate or tropical climates. For apparatus with protection against splashing water intended for outdoor use, additional requirements are given in annex a. For apparatus to be connected to TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORKS, additional requirements are given in annex b. For apparatus intended to be used in vehicles, ships or aircraft, or at altitudes exceeding 2000 m above sea level, additional requirements may be necessary. Requirements, additional to those specified in this standard, may be necessary for apparatus intended for special conditions of use.

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