Re: mechanicals for an open voting system

From: Tom McCarty <tom_at_tom-mccarty_dot_com>
Date: Tue Jun 27 2006 - 02:19:36 CDT

Cameron L. Spitzer wrote:

>>Strictly speaking, UL approval is not necessary in the US. It's a good
>>CYA in the court of law, which in this litigation-happy society, making
>>it a very important thing, but it's not required by any electrical or
>>fire regulations in the US. In Europe, though, CE approval is required,
>>otherwise your devices can be seized and impounded.
>Things must have changed since I did compliance work for
>3Com a decade ago. National emissions and safety
>regulations were just the beginning. We met the CE Mark, but there
>were also a bunch of government purchasing requirements.
>In particular, the County of Los Angeles required either a UL label
>or its own safety cert that was harder to get so everybody did UL.
Hmm, I can't say I'm familiar with government purchasing regulations. I
spoke to two different UL/CE testing agencies, and they both said it
wasn't required.. then again, this was for another project, so I didn't
say anything about government purchasing.

Regardless of whether it's required, I'd get a UL certification for
anything we come up with.


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