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Old 02-14-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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UL Certified?

Has anyone else noticed the lack of a UL certification on their Sony Portable Reader System?

I haven't dug through my paperwork yet but I thought being UL Certified meant you had to put the logo on the device...

Why am I asking about this? Well in light of last year's flaming Sony rechargeable batteries the issue of UL certification takes on a whole new importance. If you have a house fire started by a non UL certified device your insurance may not pay out.

The other odd labeling I noticed is that they list the Volts but not the Amps. I recall that as being a labeling violation as well...
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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The AC Power Adapter is UL listed at least. Whether that extends to the Reader as a system I have no idea.
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Old 02-14-2007, 11:08 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that things that don't use AC power don't need UL listings. A quick survey of battery operated items around the apartment turned up none that had the UL mark. So I'd guess the UL listing on the Power Supply would be what was needed, though it's not my area of expertise.
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:41 AM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about the Reader battery. It's small and low-powered - compared to last year's defective batteries which were notably strong notebook batteries.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:49 AM   #5
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Who or what is "UL"? Is it a safety rating like the "CE" mark on equipment in the EU?
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
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Exactly. UL stands for Underwriters Labratory.
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Is it a safety rating like the "CE" mark on equipment in the EU?
Technically, CE marking is like UL listing, since UL has been around longer (since 1894 as opposed to CE Marking which is about 100 years younger, I believe )
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I stand corrected .
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