At Docking Drawer we're proud to be the market leader of in-drawer electrical outlets. Offering a full array of solutions, we are committed to charging and powering today's connected lifestyle with innovative solutions. Best of all, every outlet is electrically certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTLs). But we get a lot of questions about what that means. So today we're going to explain in plain English the difference between being ETL-listed or UL-listed.
It's important to us that the Docking Drawer outlets you receive are of top-shelf quality. That's why the design of Docking Drawer outlets coincides with our message of safety. You've read about cycle testing in our blog—the rigorous process all of our outlets go through to ensure they last.
When consumers discover we design outlets for drawers, their immediate response is usually, "Isn't that dangerous?" And we get it. Because up until Docking Drawer was founded, ETL listed outlets inside of drawers were NOT a thing. But taping extension cords inside cabinets or cobbling together ad hoc solutions didn't take safety into consideration when installed—and that caused headaches to many home and business owners. Because these solutions weren't using the extension cord for its designed purpose.
Time and again our outlets have withstood rigorous testing. We even have the certifications to prove it. Such testing is in part why we offer such a fantastic warranty. We know our products are safe to use and will last for a long time. Our outlets also pass home and building inspections and we've never had an outlet returned because it didn't follow coding guidelines.