UL rated Cord- Identifying it

plumeriavine_2010February 22, 2010

Does a UL rated cord have any identifying marks on it?

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andrelaplume2

I believe it should have the UL symbol on some sort of hollowgraphic sticker. However I shy away from anything the dollar stores carry though...how do you know the sticker is not faked!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2010 at 2:55PM
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plumeriavine_2010

If I have what looks to be lampcord in my wall and there are no visible markings, it may not even be UL approved lampcord. Right?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 1:23AM
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Ron Natalie

UL approval is not an issue.

Cord of *ANY* type is not allowed to be inside the wall PERIOD.
Doesn't matter if it's 12 volts or 1200 volts.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2010 at 2:58AM
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weedmeister

I looked at some 'lamp cord' that powers a string of flourescent undercounter lights that I have. There is a set of identification information embossed on the cable which is hard to see unless you get the light just right. One of the things embossed on the cable are the symbols (UL), which means that the cable is UL listed. IIRC, the identifiation information is usually place every 12" or so along cables of all types.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 2:53PM
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plumeriavine

thank you, weedmeister. I don't see anything embossed on my lamp cord on the inches here and there that I can see.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 4:35PM
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weedmeister

Yep, it would be hard to see. White on White.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 10:28PM
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