A little bit of history

ETL or Electrical Testing Laboratories were founded in North America in 1896 by famous American inventor Thomas Edison. Remarkable, isn't it? A century later, in 1996, those laboratories were purchased by a large investment firm and named Intertek.

Nowadays, Intertek laboratories are recognized by governments of North America and Canada as testing laboratories and provide a broad range of product safety testing and certification services worldwide.

Intertek’s ETL Certification program is designed to not only act as proof that all products are tested and certified. It also helps distributors to introduce the products to market faster than ever before.

The ETL mark itself has become a sign of quality and safety all around the globe. In other words, if you see the ETL sign on a product, you can be sure that it matches all possible safety demands.

Compliance with which standards does the certification approve?

specifies the mechanical and transmission requirements of category 3, 5e, 6, 6A, and 8 twisted-pair copper cables and components.

specifies modeling and topology of cabling subsystems, limits for all channel parameters, component performance requirements.

specifies general-purpose telecommunication cabling systems (structured cabling) that are suitable for a wide range of applications.

Also, apart from products quality, the certification approves production capacity compliance with necessary standards.