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Safety of Electrical Products

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Does your electrical product meet safety requirements?

Electrical safety tests

How ExpertEMC can help

  • Selecting applicable standards for diverse products,

  • Examine the schematic for safety points,

  • Review the printed circuit board,

  • Inspect the mechanic assembly,

  • Guide improvement from a safety perspective,

  • Assistance during certification tests,

  • Create the Declaration of Conformity, 

  • Deliver the technical file.

Other domains of expertise:

Low voltage global regulations

Safety of Products

The safety of electrical products relates to such devices to avoid injuries and deaths to people and animals and damage to properties. Certifying quality and safety is of the highest significance to void these incidents.

Testing for electrical safety ensures consumers that no potential shock risks are present when using their products.

Non-conformant devices might expose users to electrical shocks, mechanical hazards, and fire threats. 

Electrical safety tests:

To ensure that electrical devices do not present a potential risk to persons, they must be tested against applicable safety standards and comply with the directives or regulations of the marketed countries.

Below are the minimum safety measurements for approval.

  • Insulation Resistance Test

  • Ground Continuity Test

  • Leakage Current Test

  • High Voltage Test (Dielectric Withstand Test

  • Arc Flash Risk Assessment

The importance of safety and compliance

Testing and certification of components, products, and systems by applicable standards enable manufacturers to meet safety requirements and market their products worldwide.

  • Comply with global market regulations.

  • Demonstrate commitment to customer demand for a safe product.

  • Discover and eliminate problems before marketing them.

  • Prevent product recalls.

  • Avoid litigation in case of damage caused by the product.

  • Reduce electrical risks and fire hazards.

Regulations & Directives 

Regulations and directives are legal acts adopted by the government and may set minimum standards.

Directive 2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive 

The Directive ensures that all electrical equipment operating within certain voltage limits provides a high degree of protection for persons and benefits fully from the Union market.

U.K. Regulation 2016 No.1101 The Electrical Equipment (safety)

The U.K. Regulation of electrical equipment operating under certain voltage limits guarantees a high level of protection for the public.

Low voltage regulations

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