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PEARL is an ANSI Accredited
Standards Developer
PEARL is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer

PEARL is the professional organization of companies that supply quality surplus and remanufactured electrical equipment, apparatus, and components such as:

  • circuit breakers
  • transformers
  • fuses
  • switchgear
  • switchboards
  • panelboards
  • motor control centers
  • magnetic motor starters
  • contactors
  • disconnect switches
  • bus duct
  • wire and cable
  • metal conduit, fittings & accessories
  • lighting
  • wiring devices
  • connectors
PEARL Technician Certification Program
PEARL Technician Certification Program
PEARL is pleased to announce the introduction of the PEARL Technician Certification Program which provides individuals the opportunity to become recogonized as a Certified Electrical Equipment Reconditioning Technician.

An Electrical Equipment Reconditioning Technician is an individual who inspects, tests, evaluates and reconditions electrical equipment to ensure that it will perform safely and reliabily when returned to service. They must be knowledgable of the electrical equipment they recondition and capable of performing these functions in a safe manner.

Complete details and application form are provided at

PEARL Reconditioning Standards Revision 6 was ratified by the PEARL Board of Directors on April 1, 2014. Hardcopy and electronic versions are available for purchase. Click for more information on the new PEARL Reconditioning Standards.

PEARL is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer and is seeking qualified individuals to review and provide input and comment on new standards and any revision to a standard. Click to learn more.

Mission Statement
To create a marketable distinction in quality, safety, and integrity for PEARL members in the eyes of their customers.

Why You Should Buy From a PEARL Member Company

Buying surplus or remanufactured electrical products from a PEARL member ensures that you are buying from a reputable company that meets PEARL's membership requirements and standards for safety, testing, and remanufacturing.

Among other requirements, PEARL members must:

  • have annual sales exceeding one million dollars,
  • have a minimum of two million dollars in liability insurance, and
  • have at least three hundred thousand dollars in inventory.

    PEARL Inspected and Tested Quality Seal (green) PEARL Reconditioned Quality Seal (blue) Only product bearing the PEARL Quality Seal (blue or green) offers assurance that the product has been reconditioned or inspected and tested to PEARL standards.

    Click for more regarding
    PEARL's Electrical Standards
    to inspect, test and recondition electrical equipment
  • PEARL Publishes White Paper
    Busting Myths About Reconditioned Electrical Equipment
    Click above link to view online or download.

    The PEARL Link
    Your one-click connection to buy or sell with PEARL member companies.

    One-click will simultaneously submit your inquiry to buy or sell electrical equipment and/or components to PEARL member companies. Whether your inquiry is about new, used, surplus, or reconditioned circuit breakers, transformers, panelboards, motor controls, switchgear, fuses, replacement parts, etc, PEARL members are ready to assist you.
    Click to use The PEARL Link to buy or sell electrical equipment.

    Important Information
    Concerns regarding counterfeit electrical products
    from China and other countries was the subject of a PEARL Special Meeting
    PEARL, from its inception, has taken steps to insure that counterfeit and unsafe electrical equipment does not make it into the marketplace and thus to users.
    Click for information on
    counterfeit electrical products, recall notices, and other safety related issues...

    New section consolidates electrical industry safety news, recall and counterfeit notices Electrical Safety News - Click to View Safety News - Recall Notices
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    PEARL Electrical Standards manual and CD PEARL collects, creates, and disseminates information, policies, procedures, and electrical standards to ensure the proper recycling and reuse of electrical power equipment. It's members must meet strict technical, safety, and operational requirements.

    Safety of the product user is the highest priority for PEARL members. It is the driving motivation behind our standards and our work.

    Membership in PEARL is offered to those who qualify as recyclers, vendors, and associates. There are 4 classes of membership:   • Full Dealer Member  • Full Service Member  • Associate Member  • Affiliate Member.

    Go here for answers to frequently asked questions about PEARL.

    Please contact us to obtain copies of our Electrical Standards (Inspect & Test and/or Reconditioning), to subscribe to our newsletter or for membership information.

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