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Accelerated Alternate Component Process for Appliances

Get your products to the market with minimal disruption by sourcing quality components that have been evaluated and recognized by UL for similar applications.

Component wrapped in copper wiring

April 6, 2020

Alternate component sourcing and testing in three easy steps

If your organization is experiencing component supply issues, UL can help you quickly manage these disruptions. The following three-step process addresses how to conquer component sourcing fast and efficiently.

Step one

Leverage our vast, complimentary UL Product iQ® database of components to source alternate suppliers and components. If you do not have an account, you can quickly create one and instantly search for components. For certified water products, solid state lighting, electrical insulation systems, and surge protective services, visit our UL iQ® databases.

Step two

When you have chosen the alternate component(s) that best fits your product needs, UL can perform accelerated component performance equivalency testing to help ensure that your alternate component will perform as well as, or better, than your current component.

Step three

UL’s laboratories and expert engineers are available to rapidly perform end-product evaluations using the alternate component and have it included in your product certification.

This three-step process helps you source quality components, evaluated and recognized for similar applications, to get your products to market with minimal disruption.

For more information, contact your local UL representative or get started today.