Safety Testing (including requirements for the Low Voltage Directive)

EU Compliance Services Inc. Electrical Safety test laboratory is fully equipped to test and evaluate your product to European and international requirements. Electrical safety test standards not only require the normal hi-pot, ground bond and earth leakage tests but also full assessment of circuit design/layout, user documentation requirements and equipment markings.

The in-depth process is undertaken by knowledgeable, experienced compliance engineers either at EU Compliance Services laboratory in Mentor Ohio or at your site.

Electrical Safety testing and certification is separated into two distinct areas;
1.Laboratory testing at our Mentor laboratory – Normally involves smaller products, typically being assessed in accordance with EN 60950-1 (IT equipment), EN 61010-1 (Measurement, control and laboratory instruments), EN 60439 and similar standards.
2. On Site testing at clients location – Larger products which are difficult to relocate to Mentor laboratory. Typically being assessed to EN 61010, EN 60439 (Switchgear and control gear assemblies), EN 60204-1 (Safety of machinery) and similar standards.

The assessment process can include design review before assessment as part of a pre-test or consultancy package. Engineers are focused on assisting the client to resolve any non-compliance identified during the assessment quickly and efficiently. At the completion of all testing and document review, full test reports are available which include all documentation (photos, design reviews, supporting component certificates etc.). Full Technical Files can also be prepared if required by the client.

What can we do for you?
  • Design Review Consulting Services
  • Hi-Pot Test
  • Ground Bond Test
  • Earth Leakage Test
  • Impact Test
  • Tilt Test
  • Full assessment
  • Technical Files
  • Test Plans
  • Project Management
The low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU can be obtained from Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU.

For a list of standards harmonised under the Low Voltage Directive go to 2014/35/EU Harmonized Standards.

The European Commission has provided a guide to the Low Voltage Directive. This can be obtained from 2014/35/EU Low Voltage Directive Guide.

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