ETL listing means that Intertek has determined a product meets ETL Mark safety requirements.. UL listing means that Underwriters Laboratories has determined a product meets UL Mark safety requirements.
Is the ETL Listed Mark legal equivalent to the UL Listed Marks?
Yes.The true legal requirment to test and certify products for sale in the US is a designation by the Occupational Safety and Herlth Administration (OSHA) as a Natonally Recognized Testing Labortory(NRTL). An NRTL functions to provide independent evaluation, testing,and certification of any electrically operated or gas- and Organization and Certifying Body in Canada by the Standards Council of Canada.
A product berring the ETL Listed Mark is determined to have met the minimum requirements of prescribed product safety standards. Moreover, the mark indicates that Liton's production site conforms to a range of compliance measures and is subject to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued conformance.
What's the difference between the UL and ETL Listed Marks?
Nothing. Both marks demonstrate that the product that bears it has met the minimum requirements of widely accepted product safety standards as determined through the independent testing of a NRTL. And, as part of that testing regimen,the product manufacturer has agreed to periodic follow-up inspections to verify continued compliance.