Safety testing for Electrical Products

Safety testing of electric and electronic machines, products, systems and parts

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  • Electrical safety testing is about protecting the people for whom a product was designed

    Electricity revolutionized society, and quickly spread from industries to offices, shops and homes. Nowadays, electrically powered equipment is everywhere. No wonder this is one of the building blocks of safety testing! Much more than merely meeting the latest recognized standards, electrical safety testing is about protecting the people for whom a product was designed and the environment in which it will be used.

    Non-conformant devices might expose users to electrical shock, mechanical hazards, fire hazards, electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, harmful radiation, acoustic noise, temperature, biological and chemical effects, explosion and more. Does this sound a little overwhelming? At DEKRA, we’re here to help you.

  • Why DEKRA?

    Largest scope

    Largest scope of TIC industries covered, with a specialization in electrical products and electronics.

    Expert knowledge of standards

    We offer expert knowledge of standards, supported by our active participation in consortia and discussion groups.

    Global coverage

    Wherever you are producing or selling, with our global network of labs we can help you in an efficient way

  • As the complexity of products increases, the concept of safety needs to evolve

    New technologies call for new directives and risk assessments in addition to compliance with existing standards. In this context, both manufacturers and retailers are liable, and reputations and safety are at stake. For manufacturers, it is essential to single out potential consumer and operator hazards in the early stages of the development process. For importers and retailers, it is important to have access to testing documentation and certificates. This increases their confidence while minimizing the risk of costly recalls.

    In view of the large number of applicable standards and local regulations, you require expert knowledge to help you navigate through pitfalls and avoid unnecessary overlaps. At DEKRA, our experts will support you by testing against the right standards, not only under normal operating conditions, but also under extreme ones.

    Our global network of test laboratories and trusted DEKRA experts as well as our extensive scope offer you innovative solutions tailored to your own specifications. This helps you make the most of your time and budget to successfully bring your products to market.

    Safety testing is the fundamental building block in obtaining access to global markets. With DEKRA’s extensive lab network, you can obtain support in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the US.

    – Dirk Spruijt, Global/Europe Sales Lead

  • Our testing services in detail:

    Power grid

    A safe and reliable power grid consists of a high diversity of grid components. DEKRA tests each of these components against the latest and applicable safety standards, such as IEC, IEEE, UL, EN and many more national deviations. We support testing, inspection and certification of almost all of these components in our laboratories or under supervision. A succesful test program can lead to the issuing of one of our highly valued and well-recognized statements, such as a DEKRA Type Test Certificate, a DEKRA Test Report, a DEKRA Inspection of Test Report and/or a DEKRA Attestation of Conformity.

    Our Large Electric Laboratory in Budapest, VEIKI-VNL, is member of STL (Short Circuit Testing Liaison) and all our MV and HV statements adhere to the applicable STL guidelines.

    We also provide solutions for asset integrity management for capital goods in the power generation industry.

    Products in the DEKRA scope for testing, inspection and certification are:

    Power generation

    • IEC,UL, CE marking testing and certification of solar / photovoltaic (PV) equipment in our accredited photovoltaic testing laboratory
    • Inspection and certification of rotating equipment (Ex)
    Material testing & inspection of equipment in power plants, such as pressure vessels, cooling solutions contious integrity monitoring 

    Power transmission & distribution

    • (Type) Testing of high and medium voltage cables and accessories, switchgear, transformers, and more
    • Low voltage panels
    • Busbar trunking systems
    • Transformers
    • Cables & lines
    • Reactors
    • Charging stations

    Electrical

    Electrical installations

    We have all gotten used to the fact that energy is safely available in our home or at work. But a safe and reliable electrical installation consists of a network of many different components, installed in your neighborhood, or right inside the building where you live or work. All these components need to perform consistently to keep the light on and in order to provide electricity where-ever, whenever you need it.

    DEKRA has a long history and track record of testing electrical products and components for safety, EMC, performance, reliability and more against the latest and applicable safety standards, such as IEC, EN, UL, CSA and many more national standards and deviations. We support testing, inspection and certification of almost all of these components in our laboratories or under our supervision in manufacturers and independant laboratories.

    A succesful test program can lead to the issuing of one of our highly valued and well-recognized statements, such as a DEKRA Type Test Certificate, a DEKRA Test Report, CB report, a DEKRA Inspection of Test Report and/or a DEKRA Attestation of Conformity. For critical markets and/or manufacturers that wish to complement their continuous efforts to supply safe products, DEKRA offers certification according to international schemes, such as, but not limited to KEMA-KEUR, ENEC, MET, QPS, CCC, EAC and many more.

    Products tested in electrical installations

    • Low voltage panels
    • Busbar trunking systems
    • Cables and accessories
    • Protective equipment
    • Switching devices
    • Solar installations
    • Building and automation equipment
    • Smart home
    • Interior and exterior lighting products

    Products tested for power storage solutions and/or electric mobility

    • Home storage (batteries)
    • Charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs)
    • Electric vehicles (EVs)
    • Batteries

    Electrical & electronic products

    Ask any manufacturer and they will confirm it: bringing safe products to the market is priority number one. Selling them around the world is just as important. A solid foundation for selling safe and compliant products globally starts with DEKRA. Our long history and track record in testing electrical and electronic products for safety, EMC and performance as well as our expertise in smart and wireless technologies allows you to do so. In addition, our team of global market access experts knows exactly what is needed to ensure open doors to international markets. Let us know what your export ambitions are and we will create a tailored roadmap.

    Working with DEKRA gives you the certainty you need to sell your products globally. We test against the latest applicable standards, such as IEC, EN, UL, CSA and muchmore, such as test programs requested by the industry: among others EV Ready, CHAdeMO, SEMI and marine testing programs. Finishing a test program succesfully can lead to the issuing of one of our highly valued and well-recognized statements, such as a DEKRA CB report, Type Test Certificate, a DEKRA Test Report, a DEKRA Inspection of Test Report and/or a DEKRA Attestation of Conformity.

    For manufacturers who wish to complement their continuous efforts to supply safe products, DEKRA offers certification according to international schemes, such as KEMA-KEUR, ENEC, MET, QPS and many more.

    Among others, we test and certify the following products:

    • Machinery (robotic equipment, industrial applications, production machinery, etc.)
    • Professional electronic products (UPS systems, controllers, power supplies, sensors, etc.)
    • Laboratory equipment
    • Lighting products
    • Household appliances (commercial and non-commercial small and large kitchen appliances, whitegoods, etc. )
    • Electrical medical products (recognized by Personal Connected Healthcare Alliance Continua)
    • Telecom, AV and IT equipment (routers, communications modules, amplifiers, computers, (3D) printers, etc.)
    • Traffic & control (charging stations, traffic management systems, traffic lights, payment systems, security applications, smart sensoring, etc.)

    Calibration services

    To ensure that your products meet the latest standards, it is vital that your measuring equipment does too. When your multimeter, oscilloscope, analyzer, resistance meter or ammeter clamp is tested and calibrated accurately, making sure that your product will work as expected becomes attainable. DEKRA offers calibration services under accreditation as well as calibration services for other types of equipment. Among the products that DEKRA tests are:

    • DC and low frequency equipment (a.o. multimeters, caibrators, power supplies, capacitors, resistance meters, megohmmeters)
    • Timing and frequency equipment (a.o. frequency meters, oscilloscopes, multifunction generators, time bases)
    • High frequency equipment (a.o. radiofrequency generators, spectrum analysers, attenuators, AM and FM modulation generators)
    • Other equipment (a.o. climatic chambers, data loggers, amplifiers, wave surge simulators)

    To learn more about DEKRA's calibration services:

    Get in touch

    Our testing services in detail:

    Power grid

    A safe and reliable power grid consists of a high diversity of grid components. DEKRA tests each of these components against the latest and applicable safety standards, such as IEC, IEEE, UL, EN and many more national deviations. We support testing, inspection and certification of almost all of these components in our laboratories or under supervision. A succesful test program can lead to the issuing of one of our highly valued and well-recognized statements, such as a DEKRA Type Test Certificate, a DEKRA Test Report, a DEKRA Inspection of Test Report and/or a DEKRA Attestation of Conformity.

    Our Large Electric Laboratory in Budapest, VEIKI-VNL, is member of STL (Short Circuit Testing Liaison) and all our MV and HV statements adhere to the applicable STL guidelines.

    We also provide solutions for asset integrity management for capital goods in the power generation industry.

    Products in the DEKRA scope for testing, inspection and certification are:

    Power generation

    • IEC,UL, CE marking testing and certification of solar / photovoltaic (PV) equipment in our accredited photovoltaic testing laboratory
    • Inspection and certification of rotating equipment (Ex)
    Material testing & inspection of equipment in power plants, such as pressure vessels, cooling solutions contious integrity monitoring 

    Power transmission & distribution

    • (Type) Testing of high and medium voltage cables and accessories, switchgear, transformers, and more
    • Low voltage panels
    • Busbar trunking systems
    • Transformers
    • Cables & lines
    • Reactors
    • Charging stations

    Electrical

    Electrical installations

    We have all gotten used to the fact that energy is safely available in our home or at work. But a safe and reliable electrical installation consists of a network of many different components, installed in your neighborhood, or right inside the building where you live or work. All these components need to perform consistently to keep the light on and in order to provide electricity where-ever, whenever you need it.

    DEKRA has a long history and track record of testing electrical products and components for safety, EMC, performance, reliability and more against the latest and applicable safety standards, such as IEC, EN, UL, CSA and many more national standards and deviations. We support testing, inspection and certification of almost all of these components in our laboratories or under our supervision in manufacturers and independant laboratories.

    A succesful test program can lead to the issuing of one of our highly valued and well-recognized statements, such as a DEKRA Type Test Certificate, a DEKRA Test Report, CB report, a DEKRA Inspection of Test Report and/or a DEKRA Attestation of Conformity. For critical markets and/or manufacturers that wish to complement their continuous efforts to supply safe products, DEKRA offers certification according to international schemes, such as, but not limited to KEMA-KEUR, ENEC, MET, QPS, CCC, EAC and many more.

    Products tested in electrical installations

    • Low voltage panels
    • Busbar trunking systems
    • Cables and accessories
    • Protective equipment
    • Switching devices
    • Solar installations
    • Building and automation equipment
    • Smart home
    • Interior and exterior lighting products

    Products tested for power storage solutions and/or electric mobility

    • Home storage (batteries)
    • Charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs)
    • Electric vehicles (EVs)
    • Batteries

    Electrical & electronic products

    Ask any manufacturer and they will confirm it: bringing safe products to the market is priority number one. Selling them around the world is just as important. A solid foundation for selling safe and compliant products globally starts with DEKRA. Our long history and track record in testing electrical and electronic products for safety, EMC and performance as well as our expertise in smart and wireless technologies allows you to do so. In addition, our team of global market access experts knows exactly what is needed to ensure open doors to international markets. Let us know what your export ambitions are and we will create a tailored roadmap.

    Working with DEKRA gives you the certainty you need to sell your products globally. We test against the latest applicable standards, such as IEC, EN, UL, CSA and muchmore, such as test programs requested by the industry: among others EV Ready, CHAdeMO, SEMI and marine testing programs. Finishing a test program succesfully can lead to the issuing of one of our highly valued and well-recognized statements, such as a DEKRA CB report, Type Test Certificate, a DEKRA Test Report, a DEKRA Inspection of Test Report and/or a DEKRA Attestation of Conformity.

    For manufacturers who wish to complement their continuous efforts to supply safe products, DEKRA offers certification according to international schemes, such as KEMA-KEUR, ENEC, MET, QPS and many more.

    Among others, we test and certify the following products:

    • Machinery (robotic equipment, industrial applications, production machinery, etc.)
    • Professional electronic products (UPS systems, controllers, power supplies, sensors, etc.)
    • Laboratory equipment
    • Lighting products
    • Household appliances (commercial and non-commercial small and large kitchen appliances, whitegoods, etc. )
    • Electrical medical products (recognized by Personal Connected Healthcare Alliance Continua)
    • Telecom, AV and IT equipment (routers, communications modules, amplifiers, computers, (3D) printers, etc.)
    • Traffic & control (charging stations, traffic management systems, traffic lights, payment systems, security applications, smart sensoring, etc.)

    Calibration services

    To ensure that your products meet the latest standards, it is vital that your measuring equipment does too. When your multimeter, oscilloscope, analyzer, resistance meter or ammeter clamp is tested and calibrated accurately, making sure that your product will work as expected becomes attainable. DEKRA offers calibration services under accreditation as well as calibration services for other types of equipment. Among the products that DEKRA tests are:

    • DC and low frequency equipment (a.o. multimeters, caibrators, power supplies, capacitors, resistance meters, megohmmeters)
    • Timing and frequency equipment (a.o. frequency meters, oscilloscopes, multifunction generators, time bases)
    • High frequency equipment (a.o. radiofrequency generators, spectrum analysers, attenuators, AM and FM modulation generators)
    • Other equipment (a.o. climatic chambers, data loggers, amplifiers, wave surge simulators)

    To learn more about DEKRA's calibration services:

    Get in touch

  • Meet our experts

  • Dirk Spruijt
    Contact person

    Dirk Spruijt

    Consumer market segment, Global/Europe
  • Charles Chi
    Contact person

    Charles Chi

    Consumer market segment, Asia
  • Contact person

    Erwin de Goede

    Industrial market segment, Global/Europe
  • Jessie Zhang
    Contact person

    Jessie Zhang

    Industrial market segment, Asia
  • Tim van den Berg
    Contact person

    Tim van den Berg

    Professional Electronics, Global/Europe
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