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UL Listed vs. UL Recognized Wires and Cables: What Are the Differences?

What's the difference between UL Listed and UL Recognized wires and cables? Our customers often ask this question so here's the lowdown. Underwriters Laboratories, or UL, is a global safety certification company that conducts quality and safety tests to ensure safety, performance efficiency, quality, and environmental impact on a variety of wires and cables. [...]

ITAR compliant – what does it mean?

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a United States government regulatory system with the responsibility to control the export and import of defense articles and services listed on the United States Munitions List (USML). These laws affect the manufacturing, selling and distribution of technology-based products and services related to the defense and military [...]

What is the IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard?

The IPC/WHMA-A-620 standard is the only industry-recognized method for setting expectations of what is acceptable when defining workmanship and quality in the manufacturing of discrete wire leads, cable and wire harnesses, and related assemblies. The IPC (Institute for Printed Circuits) sets requirements, which WHMA (Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association) members and their customers must abide by. WHMA [...]

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