Treo - Electrical tests
Since Electrical safety testing is crucial to ensure safe operating of product using electricity, various organizations such as the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) or IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) have developed rigorous specifications for electrical products sold around the world. These tests are mostly described in IEC standards but also in many other national or international standards.
Treo Labor für Umweltsimulation GmbH offers a large suite of compliance services that help our customers to prove the safety of their devices regarding several standards:
Treo supports you to prove product compliance with the following norms:
- DIN EN 61010-1 (Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements)
- DIN EN 62368-1 (Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment - Part 1: Safety requirements)
- DIN EN 60598-1 (Luminaires - Part 1: General requirements and tests)
To ensure compliance with those standards, your product has to undergo various safety tests which will demonstrate that it is protected against electrical shock, mechanical hazards, spread of fire, hazards from fluid or radiation as well as excessive temperature.
The most common test found in most IEC standards are:
- High voltage / Hipot / Dielectric Voltage Withstand / Dielectric strength
- Ground Bond / Ground Continuity / Bonding Impedance
- Insulation Resistance
- Leakage Current
- Measurement of Creepage and Clearance Distance
- Cord Anchorage
- IP (IEC 60529) and IK (IEC 62262)
- Durability of Markings
- Input Power Consumption
- Temperature Rise
- Abnormal and Faults Conditions
DIN EN 61010-1
Treo supports manufacturers of laboratory, measurement and control equipment and provided the full range of test included in the DIN EN 61010-1, “Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements”. The scope of this standard covers:
- Electrical measurement equipment able to measure indicate or record one or more electrical or non-electrical quantities
- Electrical control equipment that control one or more output quantity to a specific value by either manual setting or by local/remote programming
- Electrical laboratory equipment able to measure, indicate, monitor or analyze substances or materials.
Example of equipment’s falling into the scope of the DIN-EN 61010-1 includes laboratory centrifuges, multimeters, shakers, IVDs (In vitro diagnostics device), transducers, gas detectors, signal generators, power supplies, temperature and climatic chambers, atomic spectrometer, etc.
DIN EN 62368-1
The norm DIN EN 62368-1 replaces both the norm DIN EN 60065-1, the electrical safety standard for audio, video and similar electronic apparatus and the norm DIN EN 60950-1, the standard for information technology equipment.
Treo is able to effectively guide manufacturers of IT equipment and Audio-Visual products through this new hazard-based electrical safety standard.
Example of equipment’s falling into the scope of the DIN EN 62368-1 are servers, PCs, routers, notebook/laptop computers and their power supplies, digital cameras and personal music players, monitors, TVs and digital projectors, cordless and mobile phones, copiers and document shredders, music instruments, etc.
DIN EN 60598-1
The norm DIN EN 60598-1 specifies general requirements for luminaires, incorporating electric light sources for operation from supply voltages up to 1 000 V. Treo can help you to test your luminaire.
To completely fulfill the expectations of our customers, Treo provides Dakks (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle) and DNV-GL (Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd) accredited tests. Furthermore Treo is flexibly accredited for common standards in rail and shipbuilding sectors which include both insulation resistance and high voltage tests. Accredited standards include:
- IACS E10 Test No. 9 (Insulation resistance) and Test No.10 (High voltage)
- DNVGL-CG-0339 Section 12 (Insulation resistance) and Section 13 (High voltage)
- DIN-EN 50155 “Railway applications”- Electronic equipment used on rolling stock” §220.127.116.11 (Insulation resistance) and § 18.104.22.168 (High voltage)