Specialists in Safety Testing internationally

Our Safety Testing service provides testing for electrical products, helping you meet the safety compliance requirements for European and Worldwide markets.

Safety Testing

RN Electronics offers safety testing for electrical products, helping you meet the safety compliance requirements for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU / Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations and other applicable directives for European and Worldwide markets.

Safety testing of electrical products is an essential part of CE Marking and our fast, cost effective technical assessment aims to ensure that your product has been designed and manufactured to operate safely. The aim of the basic safety assessment is to help you to self-certify. At the end of the assessment we provide a report which contains tests results and offers advice on how to overcome any shortcomings, if applicable. This test report is added to your Technical Construction File (TCF) and can be used to self-certify your product with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive / Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations.

The Radio Equipment Directive / Radio Equipment Regulations requires all wireless equipment for the European / UK market to comply with the safety elements of the RE Directive / Radio Equipment Regulations regardless of its voltage range. RN Electronics can provide testing towards these safety requirements.

RN Electronics can provide RF Exposure evaluations to devices that are body worn or used within 20 cm of the human body. These evaluations indicate whether SAR testing is required. Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is a measure which explains how much radio frequency energy is absorbed by the body or head.

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SAR Testing

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy which is absorbed by the body or head. SAR testing should be performed on Radio devices that are used closer than 20cm to the head or body. RN Electronics can arrange SAR testing of your product to EU, US and worldwide standards.

Basic Safety Assessment

The Basic Safety Assessment consists of three parts; visual inspection, dynamic tests and standard analysis.

The visual inspection includes but is not limited to:
• Visually check clearance, creepage distances and access to live parts to ensure safe construction
• Review of markings/labelling
• Review of user manual/other documentation
• Review the suitability of critical components used
• Is the type of approval suitable for the particular application and are there any further requirements
• Review the general design and construction
• Identify other potential hazards (mechanical, chemical, radiation etc.) and make recommendations for compliance.

Standard Analysis
Clause Analysis

Safety Tests and Standards

Dynamic Tests
• Input current/power measurements
• Temperature rise measurements
• Insulation resistance test
• Dielectric strength test
• Touch current and earth leakage measurements
• Earth bond test
• Plug pin discharge test
• Mechanical strength tests
• Fault condition testing

Type Testing
In addition to the Basic Safety Assessment, RN Electronics can offer type tests to meet the complete requirements of the relevant standard.

Safety Standards

Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU / Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations

The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2014/35/EU came into force on 20th April 2016 with no transition period.

The provisions in the new directive have an effect not just on manufacturers but also authorised representatives, importers and distributors in the EU.

UKCA marking will be required, however in most cases it will be possible to use CE marking until 31 December 2021. From 1 January 2022 it will be necessary to use UKCA marking and Declarations of Conformity (DoC) to UK Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations.

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RN Electronics - Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing, UK Test Lab - EMC testing for all European and worldwide test standards.

Registered Address: RN Electronics Ltd, Arnolds Court, Arnolds Farm Lane, Mountnessing, Essex, CM13 1UT, UK.

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