May 18, 2017 2 min read
At Docking Drawer, we talk quite a bit about the fact that almost ALL of our outlets are ETL Listed. This means our outlets are tested by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) which are independent laboratories recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). They test products to the specifications of product safety codes. But what does it mean to be ETL Listed to the UL 962a and CSA-22.2 standards-and why should our customers care?
First, let's break down all of technical jargon that's causing your head to spin. A product that is ETL Listed is determined to have met the minimum requirements of prescribed product safety standards. Docking Drawer tests beyond these standards-we always have and we always will. A standard cycle test is 25,000. At Docking Drawer, we cycle test 500,000 which represents the drawer opening and closing every 15 minutes for 30 years. Yes, you read that correctly. Why so much testing?
We really are serious about the safety of our customers.
Safety is in our roots while design falls second on the scale of importance. Every single one of our in-drawer outlets can boast proof of product compliance to North American safety standards-that's a huge deal! This means that our outlets comply with building codes and can pass inspections made by professionals that determine whether or not a building or home is inhabitable. If you don't pass the safety inspection, you don't get to move in. Docking Drawer is designed in such a way that inspectors can approve them, unlike outlets hacks one might find on Pinterest.
Don't believe us?
We've never had a single Docking Drawer returned because it didn't pass a professional inspection. Not one. This includes some of the toughest inspector markets like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
At Docking Drawer, we don't want our outlets to be anything less than extremely safe for our customers to use. Because we offer over 80 different in-drawer outlet configurations including more than 50 Charging outlets and over 30 Powering outlets, that's a really tall order. Still, we've risen to the challenge. In taking the time to ensure that our outlets are properly designed and tested, we are confident that we've taken all of the necessary precautions when it comes time to send our outlets off to customers.
Docking Drawer provides valuable technology. When you install an ETL Listed outlet in your home or business, you'll know that you have a safe, reliable powering or charging source at your fingertips.