Electrical testing is an essential step in the manufacturing process of any electrical product. With statistics revealing that about 25 people die each year due to electrical accidents, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must test their products to reduce the risk of electric shock. Compliance Testing provides comprehensive electrical and electronic testing of a range of products. We have highly equipped laboratories with advanced machinery, ideal for every test parameter.
Why Is Electrical Testing Important?
It is essential to ensure all electrical components pass existing electrical testing and complies with relevant safety standards and regulations. An electrical safety test provides crucial insights on whether or not your product is safely designed to reduce or avoid risks of the product becoming a source of damage or injury. Apart from minimizing risks of injuries, safety testing is legally required for CE marking. At Compliance Testing, our highly trained and experienced electricians provide guidance and expert opinion regarding the type of electrical testing necessary for your product.
Types of Electrical Safety Testing for OEMs
The following are some of the types of testing that OEMs must undertake as part of their electrical safety testing mechanisms:
Portable Appliance Testing
Portable appliance testing is the basic form of electrical safety testing designed for portable appliances. As the name suggests, portable appliances are products that can be moved from one place to another, such as hairdryers, electric drills, printers, and more. During the testing, the product is visually inspected first to determine whether it has any visible signs of damage, such as frayed cables bend pins. The testing experts leverage PAT equipment to check whether all crucial electrical components are adequately insulated.
Flash testing is designed for high voltage products. The goal of the test is to determine if the electrical insulators in products including cables, electromechanical assemblies, and printed circuit boards come with adequate dialect strength for working voltage. This provides a sufficient safeguard against electrical shock. The flash testing method involves applying a higher than normal voltage to a product of a specified period. For a product to pass the test, it must withstand the additional stress, thus providing a guarantee it won’t fail when operating at standard voltage.
Earth Bonding Testing
Earth bonding tests the connection between the ground and metallic elements on the product. During the test, a high current of about 25 amps is passed through to guarantee there is adequate connection. This helps avoid electrocution should there be faults with the electrical supply to the product.
Performance testing measures consistency, longevity, safety, durability, and probability failures. Performance testing measures a range of parameters, including surface and volume resistivity, insulation resistance, contact resistance, dialect contact, conductivity, among many others.
The Leakage Test
The leakage test reveals any existing leakage or escaping power within the electrical current. Leaks could be due to faulty wiring, dampness, or fraying in the wires. This test is crucial because leakages are among the main causes of electrical shocks.
Get Reliable Electrical Testing Today
The importance of electrical testing and inspections cannot be ignored. Apart from ensuring the safety of products, electrical testing is a requirement before a product is introduced to the market. Compliance Testing is a world leader in the testing, inspection, and certification of electrical products. We leverage the latest machines and testing techniques to ensure your product meets regulatory standards. Our goal is to ensure your product fulfills the requirements of relevant regulatory bodies to get your product faster to market. Our Electrical Testing Laboratories guarantees best-in-class product testing services that meet the demands of any industry. We adhere to many popular testing standards, including ASTM, ANSI, MIL-STD, IEC, and IEEE. If you need expert third-party testing for any of the products you are developing, contact us today.