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Re: Its about time....

Depends on what the liability is of a failing coffee machine and if you can present a cogent argument about the ROI of testing.

There are plenty of scenarios where testing labs charge the equivalent of more than $20,000/hr. I'm quite sure UL would likely charge you more than $25k/hr equivalent.

I remember putting something through a certification (not UL, this was for software) and it cost $1 million. It took 3 weeks and, if you just count straight hours, it was about $9k/hour. Thing is, I've very sure they spent around 40/hrs of actual work on it, which is about $25k/hr. Most of the cost was just getting their stamp of approval....

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