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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.

What is Product Safety Testing

Product safety is the ability of a product to be safe for intended use, as determined when evaluated against a set of established rules.

Why is Product Safety Testing Important

The legislation sets out clear test and documentary requirements that manufacturers and distributors placing equipment on the European market, must follow to demonstrate that their products meet defined safety criteria and are safe for intended use.

How We Can Help

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 also 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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Product Safety Testing

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
• Review of markings/labelling
• Review of user manual/other
• Review the suitability of critical
  components used
• Is the type of approval suitable
  for the particular application
  and are there any further
• Review the general design and
• Identify other potential hazards
  (mechanical, chemical,
  radiation etc.) and make
  recommendations for

Standard Analysis
Clause Analysis

Safety Tests and Standards

Dynamic Tests
• Input current/power
• Temperature rise
• 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

RN Electronics can test your products to ensure compliance with the LVD Directive (2014/35/EU) and Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations.

The provisions in the 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 2024. From 31 December 2024 the UKCA mark is to be used. A Declaration of Conformity (DoC) is also required to be drawn up to the 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, Kiwa House, Malvern View Business Park, Stella Way, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, GL52 7DQ.

Tel: +44 (0)1277 352219, Email:  | UK Registered No: 3051259, VAT Number: GB 475 2328 39

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