Safety accreditation scope expansion


We have expanded our scope of Safety accreditation. Testing in accordance with product safety standards ensures that the product is safe for the user and the environment. Our area of ​​competence includes testing of products in accordance with safety standards IEC / EN 62368-1, IEC/EN 62368-3 and IEC / EN 61010-1.

When a product meets the requirements of a harmonized safety standard, it is also considered to meet the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive (LVD). The Low Voltage Directive applies to electrical equipment designed to operate:

with alternating current in the rated voltage range of 50 to 1,000 V (AC)

with direct current in the nominal voltage range of 75-1,500 V (DC)

These Low Voltage Directive voltage limits apply to the supply and output voltages of the electrical equipment, not to voltages inside the equipment.

After expanding the scope, we can also test mains-operated devices. In Finland, the mains voltage is 230 V / 50 Hz, but other voltages and frequencies also occur in other countries. At the same time, taking national exceptions into account during testing, ensures that the product is also safe to operate in that country.

If the product under test contains a radio, it must also meet the requirements of the RED directive. A product that complies with the RED directive must also comply with the Low Voltage Directive. Products complying with the RED Directive do not take into account the lower limit voltages of the Low Voltage Directive. In practice, this means that the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive apply to all products complying with the RED Directive.

During product design, it would be a good idea to already take the requirements of safety standards into account in order to avoid additional test rounds.

Collaborating with experts and a knowledgeable test house saves product designers time and resources. Timely product safety reviews are cost-effective for the entire product development process.

If you do not know which directives your product should comply with, please contact us

Our extended accredited scope of competence for IEC 62368-1 and IEC 61010-1 also applies to national exemptions from these standards in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

If you don’t know which directives your product should meet, ask for more information

Enclosure classification tests

The extension of the scope also includes enclosure classification testing, i.e. IP testing. The IP rating system is used in Europe to determine the tightness of electrical equipment and equipment enclosures. The rating can be used to indicate the protection of the device or housing from external nuisances, such as dust or water. The first number indicates the protection of the device against foreign objects and dust. With regard to dust tightness, we can accredited to perform the following tests IP1X – IP6X.

The second number of the enclosure rating indicates the protection of the device against water and moisture. Of these tests, we perform the following tests accredited IPX1-IPX5 and IPX7-IPX8. With accredited test results, you can prove to your customer that your product is protected according to the tested rating. Combining IP testing with a broader sequence of reliability testing provides valuable information about product life cycle expectations. For this classification undoubtedly also has an effect on the mechanical reliability of the product as well as on the life cycle.

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Grant4Com is accredited test laboratory from Oulu, Finland (FINAS T290). Our operations are based on EN-ISO/IEC 17025 quality management system.

We enable access to the market for electronic devices. Wheter you aim to sell products locally or go global, we guarantee the product fulfills all the standards and requirements set by the target market.

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