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EMC Compliance Testing

There are many things to understand when a company must decide how it would like to receive EMC compliance tests. The first thing to consider is the market in which the products under test will be sold now and in the near future. A product that never leaves the United States does not need to be tested to comply with EMC requirements because there are no laws in the United States that provide for these tests. Customers may feel that EMC compliance tests make the product safer, so even companies that operate exclusively in the United States can also consider testing. 

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If the product is launched globally, there are many factors to consider

The European Union has sent a directive that clearly establishes the requirements to comply with EMC requirements. No product can enter countries that do not comply with the standards of electromagnetic interference protocols. A product must not only be compatible with itself, but also with any other product that may be in its environment. This is a very strict standard and for some companies it is difficult to achieve.

Fortunately, 27 countries of the European Union (EU) have agreed upon standards to prove compliance with EMC requirements. Other non-unionized countries also require proof of compliance with EMC requirements, but their standards may vary. How does a company that makes products such as medical equipment, aviation equipment, automotive equipment, medical devices, satellites, lights and power generation (to name just a few of them) relate to strict standards?

There are several ways, but most companies choose to outsource these tests to an independent and certified EMC testing company. This external company will provide all the necessary documents, equipment, facilities and confirmation of compliance that most countries should be satisfied with the product that has passed. They have experts in EMC compliance testing. Its services ensure that products can enter the market faster and at lower cost if an independent company is not hired. These external companies specialize not only in complying with EU standards, but also in the standards of all the nations of the world. They made a plan demonstrating full compliance.

Because of the costs, some companies that must undergo a test of compliance with EMC requirements can not afford to buy expensive tests. In this case, the company may choose to hire an external consultant who can advise on the best ways to pass the emc partner compliance testing protocols and create a technical file with the EU. Good documentation would be essential if you chose this route instead of hiring an external testing company.

Summary

It is important to keep in mind that inappropriate products have a significantly higher risk of being recalled or returned. This can lead to a negative image of the company, which no company can afford. The use of a third party firm can even save money in the long term, especially considering the costs of the test equipment and staff to support this team. Independent testing in accordance with EMC can also guarantee safety, environmental friendliness and energy efficiency in a transaction.