Austest's EMC Testing in Australia is providing local and internationally accredited EMC product testing and approval services. Austest provides EMC emissions test capabilities encompassing the majority of standards required for compliance with the ACMA’s EMC framework for RCM and the regimes of other countries, including CE Marking requirements for Europe, FCC for the USA and ICES-003 for Canada.
Apart from CE marking immunity test requirements detailed below, Austest performs testing to the following product family standards;
All products placed into service in the European Union (EU) must bear the CE mark. This indicates compliance with all technical directives applicable to that product or system. For most electrical or electronic apparatus this includes the EMC Directive. A harmonised standard is a standard that has been formally accepted by the EU, and referenced in the EC Official Journal. These standards are generally drawn from IEC, CISPR or ETSI standards and are prefixed “EN”.
Austest can provide test services to demonstrate compliance with most harmonised EMC standards for most product types. The harmonised standards usually require emissions and immunity tests to be performed on the product. The most common emission tests required are conducted mains and radiated disturbances. Both tests require specialised equipment and procedures.
A recent additional requirement comes in the form of EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3 which effectively mandate harmonics and flicker limits for all mains-powered devices. Austest performs testing to a range of harmonised standards that may be used to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the EMC Directive.
U.S.A FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
FCC Part 15: Covers the rules for the operation of unintentional, intentional or incidental radiators. Any electrical or electronic devices incorporating a digital circuitry operating with an oscillator or clock speed greater than 9kHz require approval to this rule. Contains two Classes, A and B. Class A digital device: A digital device that is marketed for use in a commercial, industrial or business environment. Class B digital device: A digital device that is marketed for use in a residential environment notwithstanding use in commercial, business and industrial environments.
FCC Part 18: Applies to industrial, scientific, medical and domestic products that generate RF energy to perform work. Examples are devices such as a Microwave Oven or an Ultrasonic Cleaner, etc.
This document lays down technical limits and operational details for various devices and generally requires measurement methods in accordance with ANSIC63.4. However, for some types of digital devices a declaration of conformity to CISPR22 is acceptable.
Austest’s EMC facilities are listed with the FCC for performing tests in accordance with part 15 and 18.
Canada ISED (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)
ISED wireless device testing laboratory. for RSS-GEN, RSS-210 and RSS-247 (no DFS).
MIL-STD 461 and Avionics to RTCA DO160
Austest Laboratories provides MIL-STD 461G (+ previous versions) and the aircraft EMC standard RTCA DO160 testing, encompassing emissions and susceptibility. Their capabilities cover 10KHz up to 18GHz and with a field strength of up to 200V per metre over the entire range.
Austest is the only Australian lab providing accredited Military and Avionic testing covering EMC and Environmental standards including MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-167, MIL-STD-202 and DEF-STAN 00-35.
These standards apply to vehicle-mounted products and accessories under CE requirements, including the following capabilities:
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