Underwriters Laboratories (UL) compliant printed circuit boards are used by a majority of electronic manufacturers and suppliers. This is because UL guidelines mandate utilization of safe manufacturing and assembly processes. Hence, it helps them provide end users with safe products that have been certified by one of the foremost product safety certifying agencies in the USA.
Importance of UL-Certified PCBs
Using UL compliant printed circuit boards is useful to an organization/ individual in the following ways:
While utilizing a UL certified process, the components used are of reliable quality and make. Additionally, the manufacturing and assembly processes ensure that the final products are delivered with precise specifications. Several levels of testing are performed to check the functionality and reliability of the products. The safety level of the products is extremely high when they are UL-certified.
In terms of compliance with certain regulations (Government or otherwise), PCB manufacturers and their clients can benefit from UL-certified PCBs.
Some organizations use products with certain certifications. Validation from the appropriate authorities will allow PCB manufacturers to provide their products to such organizations. This opens up an entirely new market. Organizations manufacturing UL compliant PCBs will enjoy a wider customer base.
Purchase of Spares
When a customer purchases a UL-compliant product, he is assured that he will get the spares for the said product in case of repairs and maintenance. Standardization allows easy access to the right components and parts.
Providing reliable and certified PCB’s to your clients will help them get the most from their applications. Reliability is the most important factor when working with electronic equipment. When placing an order, you may not be aware of the PCB manufacturer’s systems and processes. Hence, in order to establish trust from the onset, certifications from reliable neutral bodies such as UL are beneficial. UL-approved PCB’s help provides clients with safe and reliable products as well as turn the tide in your favor when working with new customers.