ETL Labeling Details on 2012 Docking Drawer Blade Duo and Blade 20 amp OutletsUpdated 7 months ago
All the components used in the 2012 Blade and Blade Duo outlets are rated for use at or in excess of 20 amps. This includes all internal wiring, the thermostat, connectors, ground connections, power cords, and the plug. All internal wiring, including ground connections and the power cord, is 12 AWG. All safety testing has been done at 20A.
The 2012 series Docking Drawer Blade Duo and Docking Drawer Blade are certified by Intertek under the classification of Furniture Power Delivery Units (FPDU).
The NEC (USA) states that FPDU’s in the US must be labeled as 16 amps maximum.
The CEC (Canada) states that FPDU’s can be labeled at 20 amps but Docking Drawer uses a universal label and therefore uses the 16 amp label on outlets being installed in Canada.
As a result, All 2012 series Docking Drawer Blade Duo and Docking Drawer Blade are labeled with the Max Output as 16A/1440W even though all of the componentry meets or exceeds the requirements for 20 amp electrical outlets.