Ethernet Direct's Ethernet Switches obtain UL Class 1 Division 2 Compliance

January 10, 2011 - Ethernet Direct announces Husky series industrial Ethernet switches and Retriever series industrial media converters are compliant with Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) Class 1 Division 2 approvals. Class 1 Division 2 is required in operations involving hazardous environments. Typical industry applications include oil & gas, mining & aggregates, military, defense, petrochemical industry applications and more. This certification proves that Ethernet Direct is committed to providing truly rugged design and industrial rated products for mission critical applications.

Hazardous environments are defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC). These areas can be typically exposed to fire or explosion hazards may exist due to flammable gases or vapor, flammable liquids, combustible dust, or ignitable substances. Electronic products must meet certain requirements and obtain special certifications in order to be used in these environments. By acquiring Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) certification for Class 1 Division 2 applications, selected Ethernet Direct Industrial switches and Industrial media converters are now UL/cUL approved to be used in these types of hazardous locations.

Target Applications of Class 1 Division 2
  • Airport
  • Beverage
  • Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
  • Marine & Harbor
  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Military & Defense
  • Mining & Aggregates
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper Pulp & Printing
  • Power Plants & Substation
  • Water & wastewater

  • About Ethernet Direct Corporation
    Ethernet Direct brings a control system engineering perspective to networking technology. The principals of Ethernet Direct come from process-control and PLC system backgrounds. The Global Ethernet Direct team covers operations from Product know-how, design implementation, quality assurance, manufacturing, logistics, sales, marketing & technical support.

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