UL PRODUCT CATEGORY

Fans, Electric, Permanently Installed Type, GPWX


Guide Information for Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations

Guide Information for Heating, Cooling, Ventilating and Cooking Equipment

422.16(B)(4)422.16(B)(4)

GENERAL

This category covers:

Permanently installed fans and blowers intended to move air for the purpose of air circulation, ventilation, exhaust, blending or recirculation
Residential rangehoods for permanent connection to the power supply or for cord connection to the power supply, remote blowers intended for residential cooking-area exhaust, and self-contained downdraft ventilators

This category does not cover:

Fans intended to be used in hazardous (classified) locations as defined by ANSI/NFPA 70, "National Electrical Code" (NEC), or intended to be installed over solvents or chemically flammable liquids or vapors or located in a chemically corrosive environment
Air heaters incorporating fans, heating-ventilating units, or blowers comprised of such equipment as furnaces, mechanical-refrigeration equipment or air conditioners
Portable, cord-connected fans

Fans and accessories intended for permanent installation are provided with means for connection to permanent wiring systems.

Although ceiling-insert fans, wall-insert fans, and ceiling-insert fan/light combinations employ an internal plug-and-receptacle connection for the motor and light, they are not considered cord-and-plug connected to the source of supply. These internal connections are provided to facilitate rough-in installation of the permanently wired housing while protecting electrical components (motor and light) until the finishing stage.

These fans have not been investigated for installation in fire walls or from the standpoint of their effect on venting in case of fire. Their location should be determined after consultation with Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

These fans have not been investigated for installation or use in plenum space or "other spaces used for environmental air," as defined by the NEC.

Fans and accessories intended for use over cooking equipment are investigated to determine the effect of grease on electrical parts. These units are for use over residential gas and electric ranges or ovens only and include hood fans intended for use over (but not mounted directly on) ranges, separate hoods provided with lights or other wiring and intended for use over ranges in conjunction with wall or ceiling insert fans, and oven ventilators for use over wall insert ovens.

Fans intended for use over eye-level ranges have been investigated for use when mounted separately above a representative eye-level range.

Some wall-insert and ceiling-insert fans have been investigated for use in conjunction with separate hoods over cooking equipment (see above) and are so marked.

Fans intended for mounting directly on cooking equipment are investigated in conjunction with the cooking appliance and certified as a part of the accessory to the cooking appliance.

Filters provided on fans intended for use over cooking equipment are investigated with respect to flammability and smoke propagation.

Fans installed in an area in close proximity to a stove, range or oven where fumes, grease-laden air or the like may be present and intended to discharge air away from the cooking area are intended to be installed in such a manner as to discharge the air to the exterior of the building and not into concealed walls or ceiling spaces or into the attic. Ductless fans intended for use in cooking areas are not required to discharge air to the building exterior.

Ventilating hood fan shelves intended for use over ranges and incorporating a shelf or a compartment to accommodate a microwave oven are marked for such use.

Except for fans over gas ranges and ovens, none of the fans covered under this category have been investigated for use over cooking appliances that use fuel.

PRODUCT MARKINGS

Fans intended for use in barns, poultry houses, dairy barns or the like, as covered by Article 547 of the NEC, are marked "For Use in Agricultural Buildings" or with an equivalent statement.

Ceiling-insert fans, wall-insert fans, and ceiling-insert fan/light combinations marked "Acceptable for use over a bathtub or shower when installed in a GFCI protected branch circuit" are intended for use anywhere within a bathroom ceiling surface, including over bathtubs, showers, or within the zone above the bathtub and shower area as defined by Article 410 of the NEC. These products are investigated to determine the effects of moisture (dampness or wetting), such as shower spray. Products without this marking are intended for use anywhere within a bathroom ceiling surface, excluding the area directly above the footprint of the bathtub or shower.

Fans intended for mounting beneath a ceiling structure, such as provided on porches or patios, have been subjected to a rain test and are marked as being acceptable for such use.

Fans intended for use where they will be exposed to weather are investigated to determine the effect of rain on electrical components and are marked "Outdoor Use." Roof-mounted fans are investigated to determine the effect of rain on electrical components, but are not required to be marked for outdoor use. Gable-mounted attic fans are normally installed with shutters and are not subjected to a rain test; similarly, wall insert fans are not subject to a rain test, if marked to indicate that shutters are to be provided. Fans intended for mounting in interior walls or ceilings are marked to indicate the intended use, unless the design is such as to make the intended method of installation obvious.

Fans intended for use in damp-location cooking areas have been subjected to a water spray test and are marked "Suitable for use in damp locations when installed in a GFCI protected branch circuit."

Ceiling-insert fan/light combinations are not intended for use in an insulated ceiling unless marked "Type IC - Inherently Protected" or "Type IC - Thermally Protected."

When an appliance consists of two or more subassemblies shipped separately, each subassembly or packaging is marked to indicate those other subassemblies that may be used to complete an assembly, if the installation is not obvious.

PRODUCT IDENTITY

One of the following product identities appears on the product:

    Electric Fan

    Fan

    Fan Accessory

Other product identities may be used as shown in the individual certifications.

RELATED PRODUCTS

Portable, cord-connected fans are covered under Fans, Electric (GPWV).

Fans and blowers intended to move heated or conditioned air are covered under Ventilators, Power (ZACT).

Fans that include filters or means to control humidity or cool air are covered under Air-filtering Appliances, Fixed and Stationary (AEDX), Humidifiers (AHIV) or Evaporative Coolers (AGNY).

Portable air-filtering appliances are covered under Air-filtering Appliances, Portable (AEEA).

Hand dryers incorporating heaters are covered under Heaters, Specialty (KSOT).

Accessory kits to adapt a rangehood intended for permanent connection to the power supply to a cord-connected rangehood are covered under Rangehood Cord-connection Kits (GQFM).

Rangehoods and power ventilators intended for commercial applications are covered under Power Ventilators for Commercial Kitchen Exhaust (YZHW), Exhaust Hoods Without Exhaust Dampers (YYCW), Exhaust Hoods with Exhaust Dampers (YXZR) and Hoods/Recirculating Systems for Use with Specified Commercial Cooking Appliances (YZCT).

Microwaves employing cooking-area ventilation are covered under Microwave Cooking Appliances (KQSQ).

Compressor-type inflators are covered under Compressors, Vacuum Pumps and Paint Sprayers (QDGS).

Fan-type deodorizers and fan-type air fresheners are covered under Deodorizers and Air Fresheners (EOGX).

Fixed ionizers and fans employing ionizers are covered under Ion Generators, Fixed (OETX).

Portable ionizers, fans employing ionizers, and ion generators are covered under Ion Generators, Portable (OEUA).

Fans employing electrostatic air cleaners are covered under Electrostatic Air Cleaners, Fixed (AGGZ).

Portable electrostatic air cleaners and fans employing electrostatic air cleaners are covered under Electrostatic Air Cleaners, Portable (AGHC).

Fans intended to be mounted to a ceiling outlet box or ceiling building structure and whose blades rotate below the ceiling to move air are covered under Fans, Ceiling Suspended (GPRT).

Light kits for ceiling-suspended fans are covered under Fans, Ceiling Suspended (GPRT).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information, see Electrical Equipment for Use in Ordinary Locations (AALZ) and Heating, Cooling, Ventilating and Cooking Equipment (AAHC).

REQUIREMENTS

The basic standard used to investigate products in this category is ANSI/UL 507, "Electric Fans."

UL MARK

The Certification Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Certification and Follow-Up Service. The Certification Mark for these products includes the UL symbol, the words "CERTIFIED" and "SAFETY," the geographic identifier(s), and a file number.

The Certification Mark for this category requires the use of a holographic label.

Alternate UL Mark

The Listing Mark of UL on the product is the only method provided by UL to identify products manufactured under its Listing and Follow-Up Service. The Listing Mark for these products includes the UL symbol (as illustrated in the Introduction of this Directory) together with the word "LISTED," a control number, and the product name "Fan," "Electric Fan" or "Fan Accessory," or other appropriate product name as shown in the individual Listings.

The Listing Mark for this category requires the use of a holographic label.

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