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Professional, commercial and household use equipment -- products and standards

The Audio/Video equipment category covers a wide range of products that can be evaluated anticipating several different use environments.

  • Professional use audio and video products. Products under this category are intended for use in broadcast and recording studios, remote field locations or similar controlled access locations
    • Digital and analog audio and video receiving, editing, processing, recording and playback equipment
    • Amplification equipment
    • Signal transmission equipment
    • Television cameras
    • Video monitors
  • Closed-circuit television equipment. Products under this category are closed-circuit television equipment intended for commercial use. Equipment within the closed-circuit system is linked by cabling or other direct means of connection.
    • Digital and analog audio and video processing , recording and playback equipmen
    • Cameras
    • Camera pan and tilt units
    • Camera enclosures
    • Power supply distribution equipment
    • Switchers
    • Multiplexers
  • Household and commercial use audio and video products. Products under this category are audio and video receiving, processing, recording and reproducing appliances and accessories intended for household and commercial use.
    • High definition and standard definition television receivers
    • Digital and analog audio and video receiving, editing, processing , recording and playback equipment
    • Powered speakers
    • Amplification equipment
    • Digital cameras

Test standards

Professional use audio and video products

Standard Title 
UL 1419Professional Use Video and Audio Equipment
UL 60065Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus

Closed-circuit television equipment

Standard Title 
UL 2044Commercial Closed Circuit Television Equipment
UL 6500Audio, Video and Musical Instrument Apparatus for Household, Commercial and Similar General Use
UL 60065Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus

Household and commercial use audio and video products

Standard Title 
UL 1492Audio and Video Products and Accessories
UL 813Commercial Audio Equipment
UL 6500Audio, Video and Musical Instrument Apparatus for Household, Commercial and Similar General Use
UL 60065Audio, Video and Similar Electronic Apparatus

Additional tips

  • On January 1, 2010, UL 60065 will be the only A/V standard available for radios, CD players, tape players and similar equipment for household and commercial use. On this date, UL 60065 will replace the following standards: UL 6500, UL 1492, UL 813 and UL 469.
  • A comparison of the requirements in UL 6500 to the requirements in UL 1492 has been developed. For this detailed comparison, please refer to our UL 6500 Comparison page.
  • Certain constructions require a hexamethylene-tetramine (C6H12N4) tablet test. For information concerning the location of a local distributor of this tablet, contact either Vesta Pharmaceuticals at +1-888-55-VESTA (83782) or Regent Textiles Machinery Ltd. at +1-514-333-1415. This tablet has an NDC code of 0002-2535-02 and is tablet number 1588. Other companies may supply this tablet and will be added to this list as they become known.
  • Please see our Standards page to find out more about upcoming changes to UL 60065.