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Cable lengths for EMC testing


Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:14:29

We receive numerous questions when clients submit products for EMC testing and a typical one concerns associated cables. The only requirement indicated in EMC standards is that cables used in testing should reflect a typical installation. If the power sup...

POSITION VACANT, EMC PRODUCT TESTING, AUSTEST SYDNEY


Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:09:35

Australia?s leading product test house is seeking an experienced EMC engineer to join their rapidly growing testing team in Castle Hill NSW. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting a wide range of Defence and Commercial EMC tests for ...

New Impact, Tension and Compression equipment Austest Sydney


Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:32:39

Over January, Austest’s Environmental Testing Department has successfully completed commissioning of Radmana ITR-2000 Instrumented Impact Tester and Shimadzu UMH-10 Universal Testing Machine at our Castle Hill laboratory. The ITR-2000 Instrumented I...

Australian requirements for Power Assisted Bicycles


Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:08:39

Bicycles with small electric motors are becoming more popular. Here is a summary of the regulatory requirements applicable to importers / suppliers in the Australian market, prior to sale. Electrical Safety Mandatory electrical safety compliance (declared...

AS/NZS 62368.1:2018 published today


Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:40:54

Standards Australia have today published a new electrical safety product standard covering information technology equipment, audio visual equipment and their accessories including external power supplies. The standard is technology agnostic and performance...

Austest Adelaide V2.0


Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:10:40

As the only commercial EMC lab in South Australia, Austest Laboratories Adelaide has been providing EMC testing services to South Australian companies since 1997. The hightened focus on defence and the large number of defence companies based in Adelaide, ...

Controlled Solar Testing of Large Items


Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:55:12

Austest Labs currently performs solar testing in 4 broad spectrum /solar test chambers located in our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne labs (separate to our 3 x UVA chambers) and while we use industry best chambers, these are limited to test items 700mm W x ...

EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 3 Higher Level SRS Shock Tests


Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:50:26

Higher Level SRS Shock Tests As noted in our earlier article EXPLAINING SRS ? PART 2, manufacturers and end customers are increasingly turning away from using empirical, testing-machine-specific standards to specify the mechanical shock survivability requi...

Austest adds Automotive EMC Immunity Standards for Vehicle mounted Devices


Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:55:32

Austest Laboratories is proud to announce test capabilities for a suite of automotive based EMC standards. These standards apply to vehicle mounted products and accessories under CE requirements and are listed below, along with a brief description of our ...

Austest Labs and ASA closing times Dec 2017


Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:35:37

Austest Laboratories will close Friday afternoon the 22nd of December and open Tues the 2nd of January. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. Australian Safety Approval certificate services will remain open over the holiday pe...

New Salt Mist / Corrosion standard IEC 60068-2-52


Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:30:21

IEC 6068-2-52:2017 has superseded IEC 60038-2-52:1996 as of 17 November 2017, with the new standard harmonised with ISO 9227 ?Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres — Salt spray tests? as far as possible. While there have been some additions and c...

ASA Opens China Office


Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:49:35

Australian Safety Approval has opened an office in China (PRC) to assist local manufacturers in obtaining product safety approval certificates for Australia and New Zealand. Manni Zeng has experience as a product safety test engineer and as an ASA assessor...

Temperature rise limits for ovens, NSW Fair Trading


Mon, 06 Nov 2017 03:05:15

Australian standard AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2014 supersedes AS/NZS 60335.2.6:2008 on 28 November 2017. Under the NSW Electricity (Consumer Safety) Act 2004 (the Act) all declared articles must comply with the current version of the class specification for the ele...

Austest Laboratories antenna pattern measurements


Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:41:57

Austest Laboratories, a leader in the provision of testing and certification for Defence and Aerospace products and components, is pleased to announce antenna pattern measurement services for mobile and fixed communications equipment. Austest Laboratories ...

IEC 62368-1 New Audio/video Electrical Safety Standard


Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:18:53

Austest Labs has added the following electrical standard to our accreditation: IEC 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements This is a relatively new safety standard for Information Technolo...