General information

Through our partnerships with QPS, FM and MET we can help customers get access to the North American markets. We can test products against UL and CSA standards for the North American market. Once your products are certified and they display the cQPSus and cMETus marks, your products can be sold throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Technical information

Voltage 120V
Frequency 60Hz
A Plugtype
B Plugtype

Certification mark(s)

Certification Certification


DEKRA Local Support Yes
Capital Washington, DC
Language English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7%
Currency Dollars
Area 9,826,675 sq km
Population 313,232,044 (July 2011 est.)
Time UTC-5 (during Standard Time)
GDP Value: $14.72 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 2
Export volume Value: $1.27 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 4
Import volume Value: $1.903 trillion (2010 est.) - Ranking: 1
Import commodities agricultural products 4.9%, industrial supplies 32.9% (crude oil 8.2%), capital goods 30.4% (computers, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery), consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles, clothing, medicines, furniture, toys)
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IECEE member US National Committee of the IECEE
CB scheme member (NCB) Yes
Applicable standards UL, CSA, AAMI, ISA
Certification mark(s) MET, FM, QPS

Regulatory / Certification Requirements

  Regulatory Certification Mark
Safety Mandatory    
EMC Mandatory    
Energy Efficiency Mandatory Mandatory